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Facetted patchy particles through entropy-driven patterning of mixed ligand SAMS

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Abstract

We present a microscopic theory that describes the ordering of two distinct ligands on the surface of a facetted nanoparticle. The theory predicts that when one type of ligand is significantly bulkier than all others, the larger ligands preferentially align themselves along the edges and vertices of the nanoparticle. Monte Carlo simulations confirm these predictions. We show that the intrinsic conformational entropy of the ligands stabilizes this novel edge-aligned phase.

Graphical abstract: Facetted patchy particles through entropy-driven patterning of mixed ligand SAMS

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2011, accepted on 13 Feb 2012 and first published on 24 Feb 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11737A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 2640-2650
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    Facetted patchy particles through entropy-driven patterning of mixed ligand SAMS

    A. Santos, J. A. Millan and S. C. Glotzer, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 2640
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR11737A

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