Forces between two colloidal particles in a nematic solvent

Muataz Al Barwani, Gregory S. Sutcliffe, Michael P. Allen

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We use molecular dynamics to study the structure around two spherical colloidal particles embedded in a nematic liquid crystal host. By studying nematic ordering in the region between the two particles we are able to examine the effects of the presence of multiple particles on a nematic. In addition, we study the forces on the particles as functions of the separation between the two colloidal particles and their orientation with respect to the nematic director.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6663-6666
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 27 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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