skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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 Lab. (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:
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. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481405.
@article{osti_1481405,
title = {Programmable self-assembly of diamond polymorphs from chromatic patchy particles},
author = {Patra, Niladri and Tkachenko, Alexei V.},
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 = {2018},
month = {9}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 1 work
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Crystallization of DNA-coated colloids
journal, June 2015

  • Wang, Yu; Wang, Yufeng; Zheng, Xiaolong
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 6, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8253

Towards the colloidal Laves phase from binary hard-sphere mixtures via sedimentation
journal, January 2018

  • Dasgupta, Tonnishtha; Dijkstra, Marjolein
  • Soft Matter, Vol. 14, Issue 13
  • DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00237A

Layer-by-layer assembly of patchy particles as a route to nontrivial structures
journal, August 2017


The stability of a crystal with diamond structure for patchy particles with tetrahedral symmetry
journal, June 2010

  • Noya, Eva G.; Vega, Carlos; Doye, Jonathan P. K.
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 132, Issue 23
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3454907

Colloidal crystals with diamond symmetry at optical lengthscales
journal, February 2017

  • Wang, Yifan; Jenkins, Ian C.; McGinley, James T.
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 8, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14173

Dense Packing and Symmetry in Small Clusters of Microspheres
journal, July 2003

  • Manoharan, Vinothan N.; Elsesser, Mark T.; Pine, David J.
  • Science, Vol. 301, Issue 5632, p. 483-487
  • DOI: 10.1126/science.1086189

DNA-programmed mesoscopic architecture
journal, June 2013


DNA Patchy Particles
journal, April 2013


Reentrant Phase Diagram of Network Fluids
journal, February 2011


DNA brick self-assembly with an off-lattice potential
journal, January 2016


DNA-guided crystallization of colloidal nanoparticles
journal, January 2008

  • Nykypanchuk, Dmytro; Maye, Mathew M.; van der Lelie, Daniel
  • Nature, Vol. 451, Issue 7178, p. 549-552
  • DOI: 10.1038/nature06560

Numerical Evidence for Nucleated Self-Assembly of DNA Brick Structures
journal, June 2014


Monte Carlo simulations on primitive models of water and methanol
journal, May 1987


Chromatic patchy particles: Effects of specific interactions on liquid structure
journal, July 2015


Photonic band structure: The face-centered-cubic case employing nonspherical atoms
journal, October 1991


Effects of co-ordination number on the nucleation behaviour in many-component self-assembly
journal, January 2016

  • Reinhardt, Aleks; Ho, Chon Pan; Frenkel, Daan
  • Faraday Discussions, Vol. 186
  • DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00135H

Existence of a photonic gap in periodic dielectric structures
journal, December 1990


Patterning symmetry in the rational design of colloidal crystals
journal, January 2012

  • Romano, Flavio; Sciortino, Francesco
  • Nature Communications, Vol. 3, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1968

DNA-imprinted polymer nanoparticles with monodispersity and prescribed DNA-strand patterns
journal, December 2017

  • Trinh, Tuan; Liao, Chenyi; Toader, Violeta
  • Nature Chemistry, Vol. 10, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2893

Liquids more stable than crystals in particles with limited valence and flexible bonds
journal, August 2013

  • Smallenburg, Frank; Sciortino, Francesco
  • Nature Physics, Vol. 9, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphys2693

Inverse Design of Colloidal Crystals via Optimized Patchy Interactions
journal, August 2018

  • Chen, D.; Zhang, G.; Torquato, S.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 122, Issue 35
  • DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b05627

Crystallization of asymmetric patchy models for globular proteins in solution
journal, July 2013


Three-Dimensional Structures Self-Assembled from DNA Bricks
journal, November 2012


Self-Assembly of Patchy Particles
journal, July 2004

  • Zhang, Zhenli; Glotzer, Sharon C.
  • Nano Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 8, p. 1407-1413
  • DOI: 10.1021/nl0493500

Diamond family of nanoparticle superlattices
journal, February 2016


Using DNA to program the self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles and microparticles
journal, March 2016

  • Rogers, W. Benjamin; Shih, William M.; Manoharan, Vinothan N.
  • Nature Reviews Materials, Vol. 1, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1038/natrevmats.2016.8

Colloids with valence and specific directional bonding
journal, October 2012


Nanoparticle Superlattice Engineering with DNA
journal, October 2011


Phase diagram of a tetrahedral patchy particle model for different interaction ranges
journal, May 2010

  • Romano, Flavio; Sanz, Eduardo; Sciortino, Francesco
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 132, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3393777

Self-organized architectures from assorted DNA-framed nanoparticles
journal, June 2016

  • Liu, Wenyan; Halverson, Jonathan; Tian, Ye
  • Nature Chemistry, Vol. 8, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2540

Soft matter perspective on protein crystal assembly
journal, January 2016


Self-Assembly of Structures with Addressable Complexity
journal, February 2016

  • Jacobs, William M.; Frenkel, Daan
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 138, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b11918

Diamond-structured photonic crystals
journal, September 2004

  • Maldovan, Martin; Thomas, Edwin L.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 3, Issue 9, p. 593-600
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1201

How patchy can one get and still condense? The role of dissimilar patches in the interactions of colloidal particles
journal, February 2009

  • Tavares, J. M.; Teixeira, P. I. C.; Telo da Gama, M. M.
  • Molecular Physics, Vol. 107, Issue 4-6
  • DOI: 10.1080/00268970902852616

Mesophase formation in a system of top-shaped hard molecules: Density functional theory and Monte Carlo simulation
journal, June 2011

  • de las Heras, Daniel; Varga, Szabolcs; Vesely, Franz J.
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 134, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3596749

DNA-programmable nanoparticle crystallization
journal, January 2008

  • Park, Sung Yong; Lytton-Jean, Abigail K. R.; Lee, Byeongdu
  • Nature, Vol. 451, Issue 7178, p. 553-556
  • DOI: 10.1038/nature06508

Self-assembly route for photonic crystals with a bandgap in the visible region
journal, February 2007

  • Hynninen, Antti-Pekka; Thijssen, Job H. J.; Vermolen, Esther C. M.
  • Nature Materials, Vol. 6, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1038/nmat1841

Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2/2010
journal, January 2010

  • Pawar, Amar B.; Kretzschmar, Ilona
  • Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol. 31, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1002/marc.201090000

Crystallization of tetrahedral patchy particles in silico
journal, May 2011

  • Romano, Flavio; Sanz, Eduardo; Sciortino, Francesco
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 134, Issue 17
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3578182

Self-assembly of patchy particles into polymer chains: A parameter-free comparison between Wertheim theory and Monte Carlo simulation
journal, May 2007

  • Sciortino, Francesco; Bianchi, Emanuela; Douglas, Jack F.
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 126, Issue 19
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.2730797

Self-Assembly of Patchy Particles into Diamond Structures through Molecular Mimicry
journal, December 2005

  • Keys, Aaron S.; Chen, Ting; Glotzer, Sharon C.
  • Langmuir, Vol. 21, Issue 25, p. 11547-11551
  • DOI: 10.1021/la0513611

Predicting patchy particle crystals: Variable box shape simulations and evolutionary algorithms
journal, June 2012

  • Bianchi, Emanuela; Doppelbauer, Günther; Filion, Laura
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 136, Issue 21
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4722477

Phase Diagram of Patchy Colloids: Towards Empty Liquids
journal, October 2006


Thermal Regulation of Colloidal Materials Architecture through Orthogonal Functionalizable Patchy Particles
journal, May 2016


Precursors of order in aggregates of patchy particles
journal, July 2013