Scheme summarizing the self-assembly behavior of superparamagentic colloids under an external magnetic field according to the value of the aggregation parameter N*. Based on the following article: Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 3837–3858.
|Concentration of particles (c):|
|Density of a particle (ρ):|
|Temperature of the fluid (T):|
|Diameter of the particles (d):|
|Magnetization per unit mass of the particles (Mm):|
|Magnetization per unit volume of the particles (Mv):|
a) No self-assembly. Entropy wins.
b) Equilibrium state consisting of chains of different sizes.
c) Equilibrium state consisting of long chains and bundles of laterally aggregated chains in zipped, out-of registry, configuration.
d) Equilibrium state consisting of bundles of laterally aggregated chains.
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