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Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Diffusion and Phase Behaviors of Colloidal Particles in Two-Component Liquid Systems

Abstract A comprehensive and systematic investigation on the diffusion and phase behaviors of nanoparticles and macromolecules in two component liquid-liquid systems via Molecule Dynamic (MD) simulations is presented in this dissertation.

The interface of biphasic liquid systems has attracted great attention because it offers a simple, flexible, and highly reproducible template for the assembly of a variety of nanoscale objects. However, certain important fundamental issues at the interface have not been fully explored, especially when the size of the object is comparable with the liquid molecules. In the first MD simulation system, the diffusion and self-assembly of nanoparticles with different size, shape and surface composition were studied in a... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Gao, Wei (Author) / Dai, Lenore (Advisor) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Liu, Yongming (Committee member) / Green, Matthew (Committee member) / Emady, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Colloidal System / Diffusion / Liquid-Liquid System / Molecular Dynamics Simulation / Nanoparticles
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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