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The physics of protein self-assembly
(Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2016-04-01)
© 2016 The Authors. Understanding protein self-assembly is important for many biological and industrial processes. Proteins can self-assemble into crystals, filaments, gels, and other amorphous aggregates. The final forms ...
Hard sphere packings within cylinders.
(Soft Matter, 2016-03-07)
Arrangements of identical hard spheres confined to a cylinder with hard walls have been used to model experimental systems, such as fullerenes in nanotubes and colloidal wire assembly. Finding the densest configurations, ...
Growing timescales and lengthscales characterizing vibrations of amorphous solids.
(Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2016-07-26)
Low-temperature properties of crystalline solids can be understood using harmonic perturbations around a perfect lattice, as in Debye's theory. Low-temperature properties of amorphous solids, however, strongly depart from ...
Soft matter perspective on protein crystal assembly.
(Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2016-01-01)
Crystallography may be the gold standard of protein structure determination, but obtaining the necessary high-quality crystals is also in some ways akin to prospecting for the precious metal. The tools and models developed ...
Equilibrium Phase Behavior of the Square-Well Linear Microphase-Forming Model.
(J Phys Chem B, 2016-07-07)
We have recently developed a simulation approach to calculate the equilibrium phase diagram of particle-based microphase formers. Here, this approach is used to calculate the phase behavior of the square-well linear model ...
Equilibrium Phase Behavior of a Continuous-Space Microphase Former.
(Phys Rev Lett, 2016-03-04)
Periodic microphases universally emerge in systems for which short-range interparticle attraction is frustrated by long-range repulsion. The morphological richness of these phases makes them desirable material targets, but ...
Point-to-set lengths, local structure, and glassiness.
(Phys Rev E, 2016-09)
The growing sluggishness of glass-forming liquids is thought to be accompanied by growing structural order. The nature of such order, however, remains hotly debated. A decade ago, point-to-set (PTS) correlation lengths were ...
Linking dynamical heterogeneity to static amorphous order
(Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2016-07-01)
© 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA Medialab srl. Glass-forming liquids grow dramatically sluggish upon cooling. This slowdown has long been thought to be accompanied by a growing correlation length. Characteristic dynamical ...
Highly parallel acoustic assembly of microparticles into well-ordered colloidal crystallites.
(Soft Matter, 2016-01-21)
The precise arrangement of microscopic objects is critical to the development of functional materials and ornately patterned surfaces. Here, we present an acoustics-based method for the rapid arrangement of microscopic particles ...
Erratum: Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models (Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (2014) 90 (012136))
(Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 2016-02-29)