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Muthukumar Group publishes a new theory on the self-assembly of biological materials

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Di Jia and M. Muthukumar have published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

“The significance of the discovery that dipoles drive the assembly of polymers is immense,” says Muthukumar, “because it throws new light on one of the fundamental mysteries of life’s processes,” or how biological materials know how to self-assemble into coherent, stable structures. “The theory changes the paradigm of how we think about these systems, and highlights the unacknowledged role that dipoles play in the self-assembly of biological materials.”

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September 28, 2022