The configurational space of colloidal patchy polymers with heterogeneous sequences

Ivan Coluzza (Korresp. Autor*in), Christoph Dellago

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In this work we characterize the configurational space of a short chain of colloidal particles as a function of the range of directional and heterogeneous isotropic interactions. The individual particles forming the chain are colloids decorated with patches that act as interaction sites between them. We show, using computer simulations, that it is possible to sample the relative probability of occurrence of a structure with a sequence in the space of all possible realizations of the chain. The results presented here represent a first attempt to map the space of possible configurations that a chain of colloidal particles may adopt. Knowledge of such a space is crucial for a possible application of colloidal chains as models for designable self-assembling systems.
FachzeitschriftJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2012

ÖFOS 2012

  • 103009 Festkörperphysik
  • 103025 Quantenmechanik
  • 103018 Materialphysik
  • 104022 Theoretische Chemie