Symposium FF03—Building Advanced Materials via Particle-Based Crystallization and Self-Assembly of Molecules with Aggregation-Induced Emission
The symposium will cover a broad range of topics that are germane to building advanced materials via particle-based crystallization (PBC) and molecule self-assembly (MSA) both experimental and theoretical. Advanced materials such as hierarchical materials have attracted increasing attention due to their unique physical and chemical properties. These materials have been applied in important technological fields such as energy, catalysis and optics. PBS and MSA are important pathways to synthesize advanced materials of complex. Unlike monomer-by-monomer addition or Ostwald ripening, PBC occurs via particle-by-particle addition to form larger crystals. Examples include colloids and nanoparticles such as Au and TiO2. Different with the PBC, MSA has been used to build smaller sized materials such as molecular clusters. For instance, advanced luminescent materials have been prepared by aggregation-induced emission (AIE) of intrinsically non-emissive molecules. One of the challenges facing this fast-growing field is to develop a fundamental understanding of the interactions between particles or molecules in a growth medium and the resulting response dynamics, which we will be addressed in this symposium. Contributions will include, but are not limited to: 1) Advances in synthesis of advanced materials via PBC and MSA; 2) Investigations into growth mechanisms; 3) Understanding the driving forces for particle and molecular aggregation; 4) Materials with aggregation-induced emission and their applications. The aim of this symposium is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary researchers from physics, chemistry, geology, biology, engineering and material science to share their approaches to understand and control molecular and particle-based mechanisms of advanced material formation in order to design novel functionalized materials.