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Non-equilibrium adsorption of 2AnB patchy colloids on substrates

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Abstract

We study the irreversible adsorption of spherical 2AnB patchy colloids (with two A-patches on the poles and n B-patches along the equator) on a substrate. In particular, we consider dissimilar AA, AB, and BB binding probabilities. We characterize the patch–colloid network and its dependence on n and on the binding probabilities. Two growth regimes are identified with different density profiles and we calculate a growth mode diagram as a function of the colloid parameters. We also find that, close to the substrate, the density of the network, which depends on the colloid parameters, is characterized by a depletion zone.

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The article was received on 05 Feb 2013, accepted on 27 Mar 2013 and first published on 08 May 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50386K
Citation: Soft Matter, 2013,9, 5616-5623
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    Non-equilibrium adsorption of 2AnB patchy colloids on substrates

    C. S. Dias, N. A. M. Araújo and M. M. Telo da Gama, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 5616
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50386K

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