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Self-assembly of nanoparticles on membranes

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We show, using computer simulations, how nanoparticles can self-assemble into a variety of beautiful and functional patterns when adhering to fluid membranes. Adsorbed nanoparticles can further induce long tubular protrusions in the membrane, which is a novel route for nanoparticle entry of into cells, and points to an unexplored pathway of viral infection. When the membrane is cross-polymerised, thus elastic, we find that the morphology of self-assembled patterns is further controlled by the membrane geometry.

This talk is part of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Flows (IEEF) series.

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