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Physical Sciences and Engineering

Soft Matter and Biomolecular Materials

A diverse array of interactions (solvophobic, charge and molecular alignment) are deployed to develop synthetic materials inspired by biological self-assembly. Precision synthesis and physical measurement are guided by, and inform, theory and computation.

This program is affiliated with the Center for Molecular Engineering, a partner organization to the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago that pulls together capabilities and resources from across Argonne’s multi-disciplinary research divisions and the University of Chicago to deliver breakthrough science and engineering that helps our external partners achieve their goals and makes the world a better place.

The Soft Matter and Biomolecular Materials group in MSD is made up of three themes:


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Soft Matter and Biomolecular Materials Scientific Publications

Sharing the results of research through publications supports scientific collaboration and fosters innovation.