• Sep 21 2011

    Stellenbosch Seminar



    NITheP cordially invites you to a seminar by:


    Dr Riccardo Fantoni
    National Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch


    Date: Wednesday 21st of September 2011
    Time: 14:00 *** (not usual 15h00 slot)
    Venue: NITheP Stellenbosch Seminar room



    TITLE: Cluster Theory of a Janus Fluid



    ABSTRACT: Recent Monte Carlo simulations on the Kern and Frenkel model of the Janus fluid have revealed that in the vapor phase there is the formation of preferred clusters of a well defined number of particles:
    the micelles and the vesicles. A cluster theory is developed to approximate the exact clustering properties stemming from the simulations. It is shown that the theory is able to reproduce the micellization phenomena.



    Navrae/Enquiries: Prof M Kastner
    Tel: 021 808 3863
    Email: kastner@sun.ac.za



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