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dc.contributor.authorWang, Da
dc.contributor.authorHermes, Michiel
dc.contributor.authorKotni, Ramakrishna
dc.contributor.authorWu, Yaoting
dc.contributor.authorTasios, Nikos
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yang
dc.contributor.authorde Nijs, Bart
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wee, Ernest B
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Christopher B
dc.contributor.authorDijkstra, Marjolein
dc.contributor.authorvan Blaaderen, Alfons
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:33:34Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:33:34Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-08
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279885
dc.description.abstractSelf-assembly of nanoparticles (NPs) inside drying emulsion droplets provides a general strategy for hierarchical structuring of matter at different length scales. The local orientation of neighboring crystalline NPs can be crucial to optimize for instance the optical and electronic properties of the self-assembled superstructures. By integrating experiments and computer simulations, we demonstrate that the orientational correlations of cubic NPs inside drying emulsion droplets are significantly determined by their flat faces. We analyze the rich interplay of positional and orientational order as the particle shape changes from a sharp cube to a rounded cube. Sharp cubes strongly align to form simple-cubic superstructures whereas rounded cubes assemble into icosahedral clusters with additionally strong local orientational correlations. This demonstrates that the interplay between packing, confinement and shape can be utilized to develop new materials with novel properties.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleInterplay between spherical confinement and particle shape on the self-assembly of rounded cubes.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameNat Commun
prism.startingPage2228
prism.volume9
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27253
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-14
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-018-04644-4
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-08
dc.contributor.orcidWang, Da [0000-0001-7115-5067]
dc.contributor.orcidvan der Wee, Ernest B [0000-0002-0139-4019]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-08


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