Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2002

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review E

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

4

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.66.011909

Abstract

We have studied a simple model colloidal fluid to assess the role of anisotropic interactions in crystallization process when the interaction potential is short ranged compared with the size of the molecule, which is the case for the effective interaction between protein molecules in aqueous solutions. Using Monte Carlo simulations we have calculated the phase diagrams of soft dumbbell systems with different anisotropic interactions. It is shown that the anisotropic interactions change the phase behavior not only quantitatively but also qualitatively. By exploiting the anisotropic interactions in the crystallization process additional avenues for the search of optimal crystallization conditions are discussed.

Comments

This article is from Physical Review E 66 (2002): 011909, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.011909. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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