Phase behavior of ditethered nanospheres†
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.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Modelling of Soft Matter