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Complex Fluids

The mobility and involvement of solvent molecules are different in crystals and in gels. We are particularly interested in studying the nucleation and equilibriums involved in the following hierarchical assembly processes:

  • One-dimensional growth of gel fiber
  • Crystallization of nano-assemblies in space (three-dimensional growth)
  • Binary nucleation process in a supramolecular gel phase crystallization (multi-dimensional grwoth)