The influence of confinement on the structure of colloidal systems with competing interactions

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dc.contributor.authorSerna, Horacio
dc.contributor.authorNoya, Eva González
dc.contributor.authorGóźdź, Wojciech
dc.contributor.organizationInstitute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciencesen
dc.contributor.organizationInstituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid, Spainen
dc.description.abstractColloidal systems with competing interactions have a complex phase diagram with several periodic microphases, in which particles are arranged in lamellae, cylinders or clusters. Using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations, we investigate how the structure of the colloidal fluid can be modified by confinement in channels with different cross-section geometries and sizes. We pay particular attention to the hexagonal cylindrical phase since it is the most susceptible to form new structures from. In particular, we considered pores with elliptical, triangular, squared, hexagonal, and wedged-cylindrical cross-sections. Our results show that the structure of the confined fluid depends on the commensurability of the bulk periodic structure with the confining cross-section of the channel. We also find that the structure of the confined fluid can be modified by inserting wedges of appropriate geometry and size. These geometrical modifications of the confining pores can be exploited for the controlled assembly of colloidal structures.en
dc.identifier.citationSoft Matter, 2020,16, 718-727,
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen
dc.rightsDozwolony użytek*
dc.subjectcolloidal systemsen
dc.titleThe influence of confinement on the structure of colloidal systems with competing interactionspl
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