Heng-Kwong Tsao

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The diffusion of self-propelling nanoswimmers is explored by dissipative particle dynamics in which a nanoswimmer swims by forming an instantaneous force dipole with one of its nearest neighboring solvent beads. Our simulations mimic run-and-tumble behavior by letting the swimmer run for a time τ, then it randomly changes its direction for the next run(More)
Tiny bubbles readily stick onto substrates owing to contact angle hysteresis (CAH). Nevertheless, they can slide slowly on a tilted surface with ultralow CAH because capillarity is overcome by buoyancy. It is surprising to observe experimentally that bubbles of 3-15 μL (diameter 1.79-3.06 mm) slide beneath a tilted superhydrophobic surface at a vertical(More)
The diffusivity and surface excess of nanoswimmers which are confined in two plates with the separation H are explored by dissipative particle dynamics. Both mean squared displacement and velocity autocorrelation function methods are used to study the diffusive behavior of nanoswimmers with the Brownian diffusivity D0 and the results obtained from both(More)
In this work, molecular dynamics simulations were performed to study a carboxybetaine methacrylate (CBMA) hydrogel under various swelling states. The water content in this study ranged from 28% to 91% of the total weight of the hydrogel. Three transitions of the CBMA hydrogel were observed as the water content increased. The first transition occurs when the(More)
Micellization of a diblock copolymer in dilute solution is studied by dissipative particle dynamics. The influence of the compatibility between blocks A and B and the interaction between the insoluble block and solvent on aggregation number P and micellar core radius Rc are examined. The micelle size distribution is obtained, and it is quite polydisperse.(More)
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