Self-Assembly Lab

Chiral Self-Assembly

Skylar Tibbits, Arthur Olson & Autodesk inc.

The Chiral Self-Assembly project was produced for Autodesk University in Las Vegas also as a collaboration with Arthur Olson and Autodesk. In this project we explored biomolecular chirality, or the ability for a structure to have a right-handed and left-handed patterns. The Chiral Self-Assembly project aims to further exploit self-assembly by demonstrating self-sorting and error-correcting structures. When a number of self-similar parts are shaken randomly, the yellow-colored parts and the black-colored parts individually organize themselves into separate solid-colored dodecahedrons showing separation and self-selection.

Chiral Self-Assembly

Alternate attraction patterns showing Chirality.