Dynamic simulations of many-body electrostatic self-assembly

Lindgren, Eric B. and Stamm, Benjamin and Maday, Yvon and Besley, Elena and Stace, Anthony J. (2018) Dynamic simulations of many-body electrostatic self-assembly. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . ISSN 1471-2962

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Two experimental studies relating to electrostatic self-assembly have been the subject of dynamic computer simulations, where the consequences of changing the charge and the dielectric constant of the materials concerned have been explored. One series of calculations relates to experiments on the assembly of polymer particles that have been subjected to tribocharging and the simulations successfully reproduce many of the observed patterns of behaviour. A second study explores events observed following collisions between single particles and small clusters composed of charged particles derived from a metal oxide composite. As before, observations recorded during the course of the experiments are reproduced by the calculations. One study in particular reveals how particle polarisability can influence the assembly process.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: many-body, electrostatic, self-assembly, simulations, particles.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Identification Number: 10.1098/rsta.2017.0143
Depositing User: Smith, Ruth
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 16:15
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 16:17
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49856

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