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Title: Communication: Programmable self-assembly of thin-shell mesostructures

Abstract

For this article, we study numerically the possibility of programmable self-assembly of various thin-shell architectures. They include clusters isomorphic to fullerenes C20 and C60, finite and infinite sheets, tube-shaped and toroidal mesostructures. Our approach is based on the recently introduced directionally functionalized nanoparticle platform, for which we employ a hybrid technique of Brownian dynamics with stochastic bond formation. By combining a number of strategies, we were able to achieve a near-perfect yield of the desired structures with a reduced “alphabet” of building blocks. Among those strategies are the following: the use of bending rigidity of the interparticle bond as a control parameter, programming the morphology with a seed architecture, use of chirality-preserving symmetries for reduction of the particle alphabet, and the hierarchic approach.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
OSTI Identifier:
1424972
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1399291
Report Number(s):
BNL-203257-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606; TRN: US1801988
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Halverson, Jonathan D., and Tkachenko, Alexei V.. Communication: Programmable self-assembly of thin-shell mesostructures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4999654.
Halverson, Jonathan D., & Tkachenko, Alexei V.. Communication: Programmable self-assembly of thin-shell mesostructures. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4999654
Halverson, Jonathan D., and Tkachenko, Alexei V.. Fri . "Communication: Programmable self-assembly of thin-shell mesostructures". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4999654. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1424972.
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title = {Communication: Programmable self-assembly of thin-shell mesostructures},
author = {Halverson, Jonathan D. and Tkachenko, Alexei V.},
abstractNote = {For this article, we study numerically the possibility of programmable self-assembly of various thin-shell architectures. They include clusters isomorphic to fullerenes C20 and C60, finite and infinite sheets, tube-shaped and toroidal mesostructures. Our approach is based on the recently introduced directionally functionalized nanoparticle platform, for which we employ a hybrid technique of Brownian dynamics with stochastic bond formation. By combining a number of strategies, we were able to achieve a near-perfect yield of the desired structures with a reduced “alphabet” of building blocks. Among those strategies are the following: the use of bending rigidity of the interparticle bond as a control parameter, programming the morphology with a seed architecture, use of chirality-preserving symmetries for reduction of the particle alphabet, and the hierarchic approach.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4999654},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 14,
volume = 147,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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