Mechanical chiral resolution

Marichez, V., Tassoni, A., Cameron, R. P., Barnett, S. M. , Eichhorn, R., Genet, C. and Hermans, T. M. (2019) Mechanical chiral resolution. Soft Matter, 15, pp. 4593-4608. (doi: 10.1039/C9SM00778D) (PMID:31147662)

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Mechanical interactions of chiral objects with their environment are well-established at the macroscale, like a propeller on a plane or a rudder on a boat. At the colloidal scale and smaller, however, such interactions are often not considered or deemed irrelevant due to Brownian motion. As we will show in this tutorial review, mechanical interactions do have significant effects on chiral objects at all scales, and can be induced using shearing surfaces, collisions with walls or repetitive microstructures, fluid flows, or by applying electrical or optical forces. Achieving chiral resolution by mechanical means is very promising in the field of soft matter and to industry, but has not received much attention so far.

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Additional Information:AT acknowledges generous funding from Solvay, VM was partially funded through SATT Conectus Alsace. RPC gratefully acknowledges support from The Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2017-048). SMB thanks the Royal Society for the award of a Research Professorship (RP150122). RE acknowledges financial support from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) under the grant no. 2016-05412. CG acknowledges Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France, ANR Equipex Union (Grant No. ANR-10-EQPX-52- 01), the Labex NIE projects (Grant No. ANR-11-LABX-0058-NIE), and USIAS within the Investissements d’Avenir program (Grant No. ANR-10-IDEX-0002-02).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Cameron, Dr Robert
Authors: Marichez, V., Tassoni, A., Cameron, R. P., Barnett, S. M., Eichhorn, R., Genet, C., and Hermans, T. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Soft Matter
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1744-6848
Published Online:31 May 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Soft Matter 15:4593-4608
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
721291Astronomy and physics, theoretical physics and application physics / Quantum Theory. Royal Society Research Professorship.Stephen BarnettThe Royal Society (ROYSOC)RP150122S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY