Simple method for the synthesis of inverse patchy colloids.

  title={Simple method for the synthesis of inverse patchy colloids.},
  author={Peter D. J. van Oostrum and Mahtab Hejazifar and Ch Niedermayer and Erik Reimhult},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  volume={27 23},
Inverse patchy colloids (IPC's) have recently been introduced as a conceptually simple model to study the phase-behavior of heterogeneously charged units. This class of patchy particles is referred to as inverse to highlight that the patches repel each other in contrast to the attractive interactions of conventional patches. IPCs demonstrate a complex… CONTINUE READING