Generalized Onsager theory for strongly anisometric patchy colloids.

  title={Generalized Onsager theory for strongly anisometric patchy colloids.},
  author={Henricus Herman Wensink and Emmanuel Trizac},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={140 2},
The implications of soft "patchy" interactions on the orientational disorder-order transition of strongly elongated colloidal rods and flat disks is studied within a simple Onsager-van der Waals density functional theory. The theory provides a generic framework for studying the liquid crystal phase behaviour of highly anisometric cylindrical colloids which carry a distinct geometrical pattern of repulsive or attractive soft interactions localized on the particle surface. In this paper, we apply… 
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