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The Self-Assembly of Particles with Multipolar Interactions

dc.contributor.advisorLosert, Wolfgangen_US
dc.contributor.authorStambaugh, Justin Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-02-02T06:56:54Z
dc.date.available2005-02-02T06:56:54Z
dc.date.issued2004-12-17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2161
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, we describe results from investigations of the self-assembly of anisotropically interacting particles. In particular, we focus upon the roles of dipolar and higher order multipolar interactions on the patterns of self-organization. Using an experimental model system of vertically vibrated magnetic spheres, we investigate the e®ects of octopolar and higher order interactions on the pattern of self-assembly. We show that simple theoretical point charge models can be used to provide insight into the underlying causes of the observed phenomena. We also show that such models can be used to better understand the pattern formation in several related physical systems, including biological macromolecular self-assembly and cohesive granular materials.en_US
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dc.titleThe Self-Assembly of Particles with Multipolar Interactionsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Condensed Matteren_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Electricity and Magnetismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBiology, Molecularen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddipolaren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmagneticen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledproteinen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledelectrostaticen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledgranularen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledoctopoleen_US


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