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Superlattice assembly by interpolymer complexation

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Abstract

We present a coarse grained model for a system where nanocrystals are functionalized with a polymer that is a hydrogen bond acceptor, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), and are dispersed in a solution with a polymer whose monomers consist of a hydrogen bond donor, such as polyacrylic acid (PAA) at low pH (interpolymer complexation). We determine the minimum concentration of the polymer donor to induce aggregation and the structure and dynamics of the induced (fcc) superlattice. Our results are compared to previous and new experiments.

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The article was received on 15 Aug 2019, accepted on 04 Nov 2019 and first published on 05 Nov 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01659G
Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article
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    Superlattice assembly by interpolymer complexation

    N. Horst, S. Nayak, W. Wang, S. Mallapragada, D. Vaknin and A. Travesset, Soft Matter, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM01659G

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