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Designing a Bernal spiral from patchy colloids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23346977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A model potential for colloidal building blocks is defined with two different types of attractive surface sites, described as complementary patches and antipatches. A Bernal spiral is identified as the global minimum for clusters with appropriate arrangements of three patch-antipatch pairs. We further derive a minimalist design rule with only one patch and antipatch, which also produces a Bernal spiral. Monte Carlo simulations of these patchy colloidal building blocks in the bulk are generally found to corroborate the global optimization results.
John W R Morgan; Dwaipayan Chakrabarti; Nicolas Dorsaz; David J Wales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS nano     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1936-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Nano     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-27     Completed Date:  2013-08-22     Revised Date:  2014-01-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313589     Medline TA:  ACS Nano     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1246-56     Citation Subset:  -    
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267369//European Research Council

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