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Title: Programmable self-assembly of diamond polymorphs from chromatic patchy particles

Abstract

In this paper, we present a method of controlling polymorphism in self-assembly and apply it to the long-standing problem of assembly of a colloidal diamond. The latter is often viewed as the “holy grail” of the self-assembly field, due to the challenge that it presents as well as thanks to its potential as a step towards manufacturing of photonic band-gap materials. In our approach, we use a “chromatic” version of traditional building blocks, the so-called patchy particle. Namely, the individual patches that belong to the same particle in our model are distinguishable (“colored”) and their pairwise interactions are color dependent, which could be implemented with the help of DNA fictionalization. We propose a design procedure and verify it with the help of Brownian dynamics simulations. Not only are we able to “program” the self-assembly of a high-quality cubic diamond lattice, but a small modification of the coloring scheme also allows us to “reprogram” the system to assemble into the alternative polymorph, a hexagonal diamond.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad (India). Department of Applied Chemistry
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1481405
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1474010
Report Number(s):
BNL-209427-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045; PLEEE8
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Patra, Niladri, and Tkachenko, Alexei V. Programmable self-assembly of diamond polymorphs from chromatic patchy particles. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.032611.
Patra, Niladri, & Tkachenko, Alexei V. Programmable self-assembly of diamond polymorphs from chromatic patchy particles. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.032611.
Patra, Niladri, and Tkachenko, Alexei V. Wed . "Programmable self-assembly of diamond polymorphs from chromatic patchy particles". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.032611.
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abstractNote = {In this paper, we present a method of controlling polymorphism in self-assembly and apply it to the long-standing problem of assembly of a colloidal diamond. The latter is often viewed as the “holy grail” of the self-assembly field, due to the challenge that it presents as well as thanks to its potential as a step towards manufacturing of photonic band-gap materials. In our approach, we use a “chromatic” version of traditional building blocks, the so-called patchy particle. Namely, the individual patches that belong to the same particle in our model are distinguishable (“colored”) and their pairwise interactions are color dependent, which could be implemented with the help of DNA fictionalization. We propose a design procedure and verify it with the help of Brownian dynamics simulations. Not only are we able to “program” the self-assembly of a high-quality cubic diamond lattice, but a small modification of the coloring scheme also allows us to “reprogram” the system to assemble into the alternative polymorph, a hexagonal diamond.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.98.032611},
journal = {Physical Review E},
number = 3,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Wed Sep 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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