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Predicting the self-assembly of a model colloidal crystal


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Klotsa, D. and Jack, R. L., 2011. Predicting the self-assembly of a model colloidal crystal. Soft Matter, 7 (13), pp. 6294-6303.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1sm05456b

    Abstract

    We investigate the self-assembly (crystallisation) of particles with hard cores and isotropic, square-well interactions, using a Monte Carlo scheme to simulate overdamped Langevin dynamics. We measure correlation and response functions during the early stages of assembly, and we analyse the results using fluctuation-dissipation theorems, aiming to predict which systems will self-assemble successfully and which will get stuck in disordered states. The early-time correlation and response measurements are made before significant crystallisation has taken place, indicating that dynamical measurements are valuable in measuring a system's propensity for kinetic trapping.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsKlotsa, D.and Jack, R. L.
    DOI10.1039/c1sm05456b
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code24842

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