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Model for disordered proteins with strongly sequence-dependent liquid phase behavior.
TLDR
The phase separation of different sequences of a coarse-grained model for intrinsically disordered proteins is investigated and it is suggested that minor alterations in the ordering of residues may lead to large changes in the phase behavior of the protein.
Finite-size effects on liquid-solid phase coexistence and the estimation of crystal nucleation barriers.
TLDR
The nucleation barrier is found to be compatible with a spherical shape and consistent with classical nucleation theory, appropriate for crystal nuclei of arbitrary shape.
Direct observation in 3d of structural crossover in binary hard sphere mixtures.
TLDR
Using particle-resolved colloid experiments in 3d it is demonstrated that crossover exists and that its location in the phase diagram is in quantitative agreement with the results of both theory and Monte-Carlo simulations.
Crystal nuclei in melts: a Monte Carlo simulation of a model for attractive colloids
As a model for a suspension of hard-sphere-like colloidal particles where small non-adsorbing dissolved polymers create a depletion attraction, we introduce an effective colloid–colloid potential
Perspective: The Asakura Oosawa model: a colloid prototype for bulk and interfacial phase behavior.
TLDR
The Asakura-Oosawa model, which simply describes the polymers as ideal soft spheres, is an archetypical description for the statistical thermodynamics of such systems, accounting for many features of real colloid-polymer mixtures very well.
Free-energy barriers for crystal nucleation from fluid phases.
TLDR
Generalizing the lever rule for two-phase coexistence in the canonical ensemble to finite volume, "measurements" of the nucleus volume together with the pressure and chemical potential of the surrounding fluid allows us to extract the surface free energy ofThe nucleus.
The phase coexistence method to obtain surface free energies and nucleation barriers: a brief review
ABSTRACT A recently developed method where one analyses the finite size effects associated with liquid–solid phase equilibria including vapour–crystal coexistence is briefly reviewed. It is shown
Controlling the wetting properties of the Asakura-Oosawa model and applications to spherical confinement.
TLDR
This work demonstrates for the Asakura-Oosawa model and an extension of this model that uses continuous rather than hard potentials, how wetting properties at walls can be easily controlled and the recently developed 'ensemble switch method' is applied.
Influence of hydrodynamic interactions on stratification in drying mixtures.
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This analysis demonstrates that models lacking hydrodynamic interactions do not faithfully represent stratification in drying mixtures, in agreement with the recent analysis of an idealized model for diffusiophoresis.
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