Self-assembly of amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles
Whitelam, Stephen and Bon, Stefan Antonius Franciscus. (2010) Self-assembly of amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles. Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol.132 (No.7). 074901. ISSN 0021-9606Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3316794
We use computer simulation to investigate the self-assembly of Janus-like amphiphilic peanut-shaped nanoparticles, finding phases of clusters, bilayers, and micelles in accord with ideas of packing familiar from the study of molecular surfactants. However, packing arguments do not explain the hierarchical self-assembly dynamics that we observe, nor the coexistence of bilayers and faceted polyhedra. This coexistence suggests that experimental realizations of our model can achieve multipotent assembly of either of two competing ordered structures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Self-assembly (Chemistry), Colloids, Nanoparticles, Surface active agents|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics|
|Official Date:||21 February 2010|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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