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Self-assembly of surfactants and nanoparticles

We are interested in the basic mechanisms of self-assembly in surfactant and nanoparticle systems. For nanoparticles, we are determining the influence of interactions on the thermodynamics and kinetics of crystal phases, with special interest in open structures. In surfactant solutions, we are determining methods to extrapolate from high concentrations at which simulations are usually performed, to the critical micelle concentration which is experimentally relevant. [Image below on phase diagrams of triblock Janus particles from Reinhart and AZP,  J. Chem. Phys. 145 (9), 094505 (2016)]