IMR Press / FBS / Volume 5 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.2741/S394

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Changes in self-assemblies induced by temperature, concentration and light
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1 Membrane Biophysics Group, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
2 Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S.C. Unidad Monterrey, GENES- Group of Embedded Nanomaterials for Energy Scavenging, Parque PIIT, Alianza Norte 202 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, CP 66600

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Paula V. Messina

Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2013, 5(2), 611–630;
Published: 1 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioorganic and biophysical chemistry: from basics to applications)

In this review, changes in aggregation induced by thermodynamic parameters, namely concentration and temperature are discussed. Most of these changes are concerned with sphere-to-rod transitions. On the other hand, the use of an external trigger such as light can induce large aggregation changes in photosurfactant systems. This is discussed in the second part of this review and several examples of light-induced aggregation changes are included, demonstrating the usefulness of this approach.

Aggregation Changes
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