Publication
Title
Self-assembly and clustering of magnetic peapod-like rods with tunable directional interaction
Author
Abstract
Based on extensive Langevin Dynamics simulations we investigate the structural properties of a two-dimensional ensemble of magnetic rods with a peapod-like morphology, i.e, rods consisting of aligned single dipolar beads. Self-assembled configurations are studied for different directions of the dipole with respect to the rod axis. We found that with increasing misalignment of the dipole from the rod axis, the smaller the packing fraction at which the percolation transition is found. For the same density, the system exhibits different aggregation states for different misalignment. We also study the stability of the percolated structures with respect to temperature, which is found to be affected by the microstructure of the assembly of rods.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2018
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
13 :4 (2018) , p. 1-18
Article Reference
e0195552
ISI
000429505000058
Pubmed ID
29630650
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 03.09.2021
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