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Phase behavior of ditethered nanospheres

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We report the results from a computational study of the self-assembly of amphiphilic ditethered nanospheres using molecular simulation. We explore the phase behavior as a function of nanosphere diameter, interaction strength, and directionality of the tether–tether interactions. We predict the formation of seven distinct ordered phases. We compare these structures with those observed in linear and star triblock copolymer systems.

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The article was received on 15 May 2009, accepted on 27 Jul 2009 and first published on 15 Sep 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B909669H
Citation: Soft Matter, 2009,5, 4492-4498
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    Phase behavior of ditethered nanospheres

    C. R. Iacovella and S. C. Glotzer, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 4492
    DOI: 10.1039/B909669H

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