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ActiDrops

Synthetic Active Droplets Inspired by Life
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 852187 Call for proposal: ERC-2019-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,491,350 EURFunder Contribution: 1,491,350 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2020
    End Date
    31 Jan 2025
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Description
Active droplets are made of molecular building blocks that are activated and deactivated by a chemical reaction cycle. In the activation, a precursor is converted into a building block for droplets driven by the consumption of fuel. In the deactivation, the building blocks react back to the precursor. In other words, active droplets emerge when fuel is supplied, but decay when fuel is depleted. Theoretical studies show active droplets all evolve to the same size. Another work predicts that the droplets can spontaneously self-divide when energy is abundant. All of these exciting properties, i.e., emergence, decay, collective behavior, and self-division are pivota...
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Description
Active droplets are made of molecular building blocks that are activated and deactivated by a chemical reaction cycle. In the activation, a precursor is converted into a building block for droplets driven by the consumption of fuel. In the deactivation, the building blocks react back to the precursor. In other words, active droplets emerge when fuel is supplied, but decay when fuel is depleted. Theoretical studies show active droplets all evolve to the same size. Another work predicts that the droplets can spontaneously self-divide when energy is abundant. All of these exciting properties, i.e., emergence, decay, collective behavior, and self-division are pivota...
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