Using the uncertainty principle to design simple interactions for targeted self-assembly
Journal article, 2013

We present a method that systematically simplifies isotropic interactions designed for targeted self-assembly. The uncertainty principle is used to show that an optimal simplification is achieved by a combination of heat kernel smoothing and Gaussian screening of the interaction potential in real and reciprocal space. We use this method to analytically design isotropic interactions for self-assembly of complex lattices and of materials with functional properties. The derived interactions are simple enough to narrow the gap between theory and experimental implementation of theory based designed self-assembling materials.

Author

Erik Edlund

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

SuMo Biomaterials

Oskar Lindgren

SuMo Biomaterials

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Martin Nilsson Jacobi

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Journal of Chemical Physics

0021-9606 (ISSN) 1089-7690 (eISSN)

Vol. 139 2 024107- 024107

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1063/1.4812727

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10/7/2017