The effect of bending stiffness on scaling laws for the size of colloidal nanosheets. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using coarse-grained Brownian dynamics simulations, we study the relationship between hydrodynamic radius ([Formula: see text] and the lateral size ([Formula: see text] of dispersed nanosheets. Our simulation results show that the bending modulus of the nanosheets has a significant impact on the exponent of this power-law relationship between the radius of gyration (and thus [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] The exponent can vary from 0.17 to 1. This sheds light on the interpretation of dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements, such that DLS data can capture both nanosheet lateral size and modulus (which is, in turn, affected by nanosheet thickness).

published proceedings

  • Nanotechnology

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, Y., Pospisil, M. J., & Green, M. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Yueyi||Pospisil, Martin J||Green, Micah J

publication date

  • June 2016