Chemobrionics: from self-assembled material architectures to the origin of life

Cardoso, S. S.S. et al. (2020) Chemobrionics: from self-assembled material architectures to the origin of life. Artificial Life, 26(3), pp. 315-326. (doi: 10.1162/artl_a_00323) (PMID:32697160)

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Self-organizing precipitation processes, such as chemical gardens forming biomimetic micro- and nanotubular forms, have the potential to show us new fundamental science to explore, quantify, and understand nonequilibrium physicochemical systems, and shed light on the conditions for life's emergence. The physics and chemistry of these phenomena, due to the assembly of material architectures under a flux of ions, and their exploitation in applications, have recently been termed chemobrionics. Advances in understanding in this area require a combination of expertise in physics, chemistry, mathematical modeling, biology, and nanoengineering, as well as in complex systems and nonlinear and materials sciences, giving rise to this new synergistic discipline of chemobrionics.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by COST Action CA17120.
Keywords:Chemical garden, biomimetics, chemobrionics, origin of life, submarine alkaline vent theory.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Cardoso, S. S.S., Cartwright, J. H.E., Čejková, J., Cronin, L., De Wit, A., Giannerini, S., Horváth, D., Rodrigues, A., Russell, M. J., Sainz-Díaz, C. I., and Tóth, Á.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Artificial Life
Publisher:MIT Press
ISSN (Online):1530-9185
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
First Published:First published in Artificial Life 26(3): 315-326
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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