We consider a novel class of patchy particles inspired by polymer-based complex units where the limited valence in bonding is accompanied by soft interactions and incessant fluctuations of the patch positions, possibly leading to reversible modifications of the patch number and size. We introduce a simple model that takes into account the aforementioned features and we focus on the role played by the patch flexibility on the self-organization of our patchy units in the bulk, with particular attention to the connectivity properties and the morphology of the aggregated networks.

Bianchi, E., Capone, B., Kahl, G., Likos, C.N. (2015). Soft-patchy nanoparticles: Modeling and self-organization. FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 181, 123-138 [10.1039/c4fd00271g].

Soft-patchy nanoparticles: Modeling and self-organization

Capone B.;
2015-01-01

Abstract

We consider a novel class of patchy particles inspired by polymer-based complex units where the limited valence in bonding is accompanied by soft interactions and incessant fluctuations of the patch positions, possibly leading to reversible modifications of the patch number and size. We introduce a simple model that takes into account the aforementioned features and we focus on the role played by the patch flexibility on the self-organization of our patchy units in the bulk, with particular attention to the connectivity properties and the morphology of the aggregated networks.
Bianchi, E., Capone, B., Kahl, G., Likos, C.N. (2015). Soft-patchy nanoparticles: Modeling and self-organization. FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 181, 123-138 [10.1039/c4fd00271g].
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