Background information

The topic of the dynamics of self-assembly is already an old one if one considers the seminal work of Anianson and Wall (J Phys Chem 78 (1974) 1024) who introduced the Becker-Döring equations as a vehicle to study micelle self-assembly. In present days, the topic has revived in especially the physics society in a growing attention for dissipative self-assembly which considers out-of-equilibrium processes (J Phys Chem B 110(2006)2482).
The aim of this workshop is to discuss these matters in the light of some recent developments concerning chemical systems.