Back Cover: Accelerated Self-Replication under Non-Equilibrium, Periodic Energy Delivery (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2014)

Authors

  • Dr. Rui Zhang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
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  • David A. Walker,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
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  • Prof. Bartosz A. Grzybowski,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
    • Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)

      Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)

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  • Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
    2. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
    3. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
    • Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)

      Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)

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Abstract

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The self-replication of light-sensitive nanoparticle dimers has an optimal rate of replication under pulsed, noncontinuous energy inputs, as shown by B. A. Grzybowski, M. O. de la Cruz, et al. in their Communication on page 173 ff. The optimization of self-replication does not necessarily require constant energetic expenditure; instead what matters is the proper timing with which the energy is delivered to the system.

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