Self-assembly of active amphiphilic Janus particles

S. A. Mallory, F. Alarcon, A. Cacciuto, C. Valeriani

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In this article, we study the phenomenology of a two dimensional dilute suspension of active amphiphilic Janus particles. We analyze how the morphology of the aggregates emerging from their self-assembly depends on the strength and the direction of the active forces. We systematically explore and contrast the phenomenologies resulting from particles with a range of attractive patch coverages. Finally, we illustrate how the geometry of the colloids and the directionality of their interactions can be used to control the physical properties of the assembled active aggregates and suggest possible strategies to exploit self-propulsion as a tunable driving force for self-assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125014
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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