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Nano Lett. 2006 Nov;6(11):2406-13.

Self-assembly of laterally-tethered nanorods.

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  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2136, USA.

Abstract

We report results from a computational study of laterally tethered nanorod "shape amphiphiles". Our simulations predict that the model nanorods self-assemble into stepped-ribbon-like micelles, a centered rectangular stepped-ribbon phase, and two structurally different liquid crystalline bilayer phases: one in which the bilayers have C(mm) symmetry and another in which they have P(2) symmetry. We provide a possible explanation for the transition between the two C(mm) and P(2) liquid crystalline phases.

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17090065
DOI:
10.1021/nl0614415
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