Past Seminars Seminários Já Decorridos 2016

Reentrant Network Formation in Patchy Colloidal Mixtures under Gravity

By: Daniel de las Heras
From: University of Bayreuth, Germany
At: Faculdade de Ciências, Ed. C1, 1.3.14
[2016-02-18] 11:00

Patchy colloids are particles with a solid core and a discrete number of interaction sites. In this seminar I will present simulation and theoretical results of a model binary mixture of patchy colloids under gravity. By tuning the buoyant masses of the colloids we can control the sequence of fluid stacks formed in sedimentation-diffusion-equilibrium. We find complex stacking sequences with up to four layers and reentrant network formation.