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Reversible self-assembly of patchy particles into monodisperse icosahedral clusters.

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We systematically study the design of simple patchy sphere models that reversibly self-assemble into monodisperse icosahedral clusters. We find that the optimal patch width is a compromise between structural specificity (the patches must be narrow enough to energetically select the desired clusters) and kinetic accessibility (they must be sufficiently wide to avoid kinetic traps). Similarly, for good yields the temperature must be low enough for the clusters to be thermodynamically stable, bu...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1063/1.2759922

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Physics
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Theoretical Physics
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American Institute of Physics Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of chemical physics Journal website
Volume:
127
Issue:
8
Pages:
085106
Publication date:
2007-08-01
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EISSN:
1089-7690
ISSN:
0021-9606
Source identifiers:
29497
Language:
English
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pubs:29497
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uuid:c54d021c-4fcb-4529-b2bf-d0ba98d90372
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2013-03-20

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