Chemically active nanodroplets in a multi-component fluid

DIno Osmanović, Yitzhak Rabin

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We introduce a model of chemically active particles of a multi-component fluid that can change their interactions with other particles depending on their state. Since such switching of interactions can only be maintained by the input of chemical energy, the system is inherently non-equilibrium. Focusing on a scenario where the equilibrium interactions would lead to condensation into a liquid droplet, and despite the relative simplicity of the interaction rules, these systems display a wealth of interesting and novel behaviors such as oscillations of droplet size and molecular sorting, and raise the possibility of spatio-temporal control of chemical reactions on the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5965-5972
Number of pages8
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number29
StatePublished - 24 Jul 2019

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DO would like to thank the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation for funding. YR’s work was supported by grants from the Israel Science Foundation and from the Israeli Centers for Research Excellence program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee.

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Israel Science Foundation


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