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Self-Assembly in Confined Space

Objective

Supramolecular chemistry studies chemistry beyond individual molecules, where molecules or macromolecules form larger entities by spontaneous self-assembly or by self-organisation. The resulting supramolecular architectures are held together by covalent bonds and a variety of non-covalent intermolecular interactions (hydrogen bonding, metal coordination, hydrophobic interactions etc). Spatially, the supramolecular systems can extend from a few nm to micron size or beyond, in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions, with hierarchical structures containing organisation at distinct characteristic length scales. Consequently, one can control and guide not only the chemical properties of supramolecular systems, such as adsorption affinity, reactivity or catalytic activity, but also the physical properties (mechanical, electrical, optical etc.) with spatial resolution, at different length scales and in different directions. Therefore, supramolecular systems have a potential functionality which tremendously surpasses the scope of classical molecular systems in the liquid state, or of classical porous solids. This potential functionality encompasses the type and number of functions which can simultaneously be fulfilled, as well as the range of viable operating conditions. While the variety of „functions‟ for supramolecular systems is only limited by the imagination of the supramolecular chemist, SACS focuses on the formation, via self assembly, of functional structures in restricted or controlled space to gain new properties resulting from the confinement and to enable the formation of assemblies with controlled geometries as well as size and shape and outstanding properties.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
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3000 Leuven
Belgium
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 1 095 300
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Tine Heylen (Mrs.)

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ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA EN BIOMATERIALES- CIC biomaGUNE
Spain
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€ 254 895
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Paseo Miramon 182, Parque Tecnologico De San Sebastian Edificio Empresarial C
20009 San Sebastian
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Research Organisations
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Alfonso Egaña (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

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Portugal
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€ 235 528,82
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Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
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Research Organisations
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Ana Baiao (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
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€ 761 990
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Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sandrine Schott-Carriere (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

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Belgium
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€ 226 294,05
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Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Davide Bonifazi (Prof.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
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€ 346 277
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Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
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Maurizio Prato (Prof.)
SIGNIFY NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
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€ 45 272
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High Tech Campus 45
5656 AE Eindhoven
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Patrick Keur (Mr.)
YD YNVISIBLE SA
Portugal
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€ 224 620
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Rua Mouzinho De Albuquerque 7
2070 104 Cartaxo
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Sofia Martins (Dr.)
n-Tec A.S.

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Norway
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€ 58 129
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Sommerrogaten 13-15
0255 Oslo
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Mogens L. Mathiesen (Mr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 192 035,95
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Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Eevi Laukkanen (Ms.)
NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
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€ 59 658,18
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Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
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Fernando Pina (Prof.)