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A simulation model for soft triblock Janus particles and their ordered packing

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Abstract

We present a mesoscale simulation model that is suitable for describing the deformable and non-centrosymmetric characteristics of soft triblock Janus particles. The model parameters are readily mapped onto experimental systems under different ambient conditions. We examine the influence of Janus balance and the flexibility of Janus particle aggregates on the packing structures. Some ordered structures, such as the hexagonal columnar structure and the body-centered tetragonal structure, are observed in our simulations. Our study demonstrates that the Janus balance and the flexibility of Janus particle aggregates can be tuned to obtain various ordered packing structures. The soft Janus particles with soft and deformable characteristics may bring new excitement to materials science.

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The article was received on 11 Sep 2012, accepted on 12 Nov 2012 and first published on 13 Nov 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22108J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 813-822
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    A simulation model for soft triblock Janus particles and their ordered packing

    Z. Li, Z. Lu, Y. Zhu, Z. Sun and L. An, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 813
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22108J

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