The self-assembly of particles with isotropic interactions: Using DNA coated colloids to create designer nanomaterials
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Self-consistent field theory equations are presented that are suitable for use as a coarse-grained model for DNA coated colloids, polymer-grafted nanoparticles and other systems with approximately isotropic interactions. The equations are generalized for arbitrary numbers of chemically distinct colloids. The advantages and limitations of such a coarsegrained approach for DNA coated colloids are discussed, as are similarities with block copolymer self-assembly. In particular, preliminary results for three species self-assembly are presented that parallel results from a two dimensional ABC triblock copolymer phase. The possibility of incorporating crystallization, dynamics, inverse statistical mechanics and multiscale modelling techniques are discussed.
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R. B. Thompson, Shawn Dion, K. von Konigslow (2014). The self-assembly of particles with isotropic interactions: Using DNA coated colloids to create designer nanomaterials. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/10303