Self-assembly

Primary investigator: Carsten Svaneborg University of Southern Denmark. (ongoing research)

Soft-condensed matter systems shows spontaneous emergence of self-assembled mesoscopic structures. Typical constituents are oil, water, surfactants, polymers etc. The simulations below investigates different soft-matter systems using Dissipative Particle Dynamics

Oil-surfactant-water mixture with excess surfactant.

Oil-surfactant-water mixture with excess oil.

Self-assembly of stiff bola-amphiphile molecules. The red mid sections are hydrophobic. To avoid contact with water (not shown) they self-assemble into micellar structures