Hot Article: New algorithm for describing polymers in 3D spheres

The theory behind diblock-copolymer films grafted on spherical objects is investigated. An efficient numerical self-consistent field theory (SCFT) algorithm, combining spherical harmonics and the Crank-Nicolsen method, was developed. This algorithm could potentially be used for a wide range of spherical systems.

Self-consistent field theory for diblock copolymers grafted to a sphere

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Bart Vorselaars, Jaeup U. Kim, Tanya L. Chantawansri, Glenn H. Fredrickson and Mark W. Matsen
Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01242D, Paper

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