MRS Meetings and Events


DS03.10.08 2023 MRS Fall Meeting

Particle Self-Organization Under Oscillatory Interaction Potentials

When and Where

Dec 1, 2023
11:15am - 11:30am

Hynes, Level 2, Room 206



Kateri DuBay1,Jessica Niblo1

University of Virginia1


Kateri DuBay1,Jessica Niblo1

University of Virginia1
Multiple simulations on colloidal self-assembly have demonstrated that an oscillatory inter-particle potential can alter the self-assembly process, potentially expanding the interaction space that leads to orderly assembly or establishing non-equilibrium steady-state structures that may be inaccessible to equilibrium assembly processes. Previous theoretical work in this area has shown that the assembly dynamics at the limit of fast inter-particle potential oscillations should proceed in the same way as those under the constant interaction potential that is equal to the interaction potential averaged over a single oscillation. In this work, we first use a 2D model of the assembly of a viral-capsid-like structure to confirm this result in our model system. We then work through the implications of that earlier finding for designing novel self-organizing materials via physically realizable interaction potentials.



Symposium Organizers

James Chapman, Boston University
Victor Fung, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prashun Gorai, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Qian Yang, University of Connecticut

Symposium Support

Elsevier B.V.

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature