Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 3
Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2022; Chicago
Session W26: Self-Assembly of Soft Matter Materials in Multi-Component Solvent Systems
3:00 PM–6:00 PM,
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Room: McCormick Place W-187B
Sponsoring Unit: DSOFT
Chair: Yuyin Xi, University of Delaware/NIST
Abstract: W26.00012 : Self-assembly of two-component soft systems controlled by pairwise interactions.*
5:36 PM–5:48 PM
Alberto S Scacchi
Alberto S Scacchi
Sousa Javan Nikkhah
(University of Limerick)
Using classical density functional theory, we apply our strategy to soft binary mixtures to create guidelines for tuning inter-molecular interactions that lead to transitions from a fully miscible, liquid-like uniform state to formation of simple and core–shell aggregates and mixed aggregate structures, as well as to a system that provides a transition from regular single-core particles to multi-core aggregates that exhibit multiple structural length scales.
Our results aid in understanding complex biological assemblies and their function and provide tools to engineer molecular interactions in order to control polymeric and protein-based materials, pharmaceutical formulations, and nanoparticle assemblies.
*This work was supported by Academy of Finland Grant No. 309324 (Maria Sammalkorpi) and No. 307806 and No. 312298 (Tapio Ala-Nissila). T.A.-N. has also been supported by a Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation TT2020 grant.
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