Random, blocky and alternating ordering in supramolecular polymers of chemically bidisperse monomers

  title={Random, blocky and alternating ordering in supramolecular polymers of chemically bidisperse monomers},
  author={Sara Jabbari-Farouji and Paul van der Schoot},
As a first step to understanding the role of molecular or chemical polydispersity in self-assembly, we put forward a coarse-grained model that describes the spontaneous formation of quasi-linear polymers in solutions containing two self-assembling species. Our theoretical framework is based on a two-component self-assembled Ising model in which the bidispersity is parameterized in terms of the strengths of the binding free energies that depend on the monomer species involved in the pairing… 
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