publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Double diamond phase in pear-shaped nanoparticle systems with hard sphere solvent

Philipp W A Schönhöfer; Douglas J Cleaver; Gerd E Schröder-Turk;
  • Published: 21 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
The mechanisms behind the formation of bicontinuous nanogeometries, in particular in vivo,\ud remain intriguing. Of particular interest are the many systems where more than one type\ud or symmetry occurs, such as the Schwarz’ diamond surface and Schoen’s gyroid surface;\ud a current example are the butterfly nanostructures often based on the gyroid, and the beetle\ud nanostructures often based on the diamond surface. Here, we present a computational study\ud of self-assembly of the bicontinuous Pn3m diamond phase in an equilibrium ensemble of\ud pear-shaped particles when a small amount of a hard-sphere ‘solvent’ is added. Our results are\ud based on previous wo...
free text keywords: Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Condensed Matter Physics, Minimal surface, Nanoparticle, Analytical chemistry, Gyroid, Particle system, Physics, Diamond, engineering.material, engineering, Nanostructure, Particle, Chemical physics, Frustration, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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