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Self-assembly and hydrodynamics of Janus particles

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Note unusual venue. This talk is on Good Friday and the building will be single-locked. Anyone without access who wishes to attend should contact Mark Miller (mam1000).

Janus particles are spherical colloids with hemispheres of different surface chemistry. In this talk, I will describe their self-assembly as investigated through a combination of experiments, analytical calculations, and simulations. Furthermore, I will discuss how anisotropic coupling of Janus particles to the surrounding solvent can affect sedimentation and aggregation behaviour.

1. Q. Chen, J.K. Whitmer, S. Jiang, S.C. Bae, E. Luijten and S. Granick, Science 331, 199-202 (2011). 2. J.K. Whitmer and E. Luijten, “Translation—rotation coupling for amphiphilic Janus particles and their clusters”, in preparation.

This talk is part of the Theoretical Chemistry Informal Seminars series.

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