SpringerBriefs in Physics

The Janus Fluid

A Theoretical Perspective

Authors: Fantoni, Riccardo

  • Represents a s state-of-the-art report of the Janus fluid
  • Contains recent Monte Carlo simulations of Kern and Frenkel model of the Janus fluid
  • Presents new sophisticated synthesis techniques for Janus fluid
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The state-of-the-art in the theoretical statistical physics treatment of the Janus fluid is reported with a bridge between new research results published in journal articles and a contextual literature review. Recent Monte Carlo simulations on the Kern and Frenkel model of the Janus fluid have revealed that in the vapor phase, below the critical point, there is the formation of preferred inert clusters made up of a well-defined number of particles: the micelles and the vesicles. This is responsible for a re-entrant gas branch of the gas-liquid binodal. Detailed account of this findings are given in the first chapter where the Janus fluid is introduced as a product of new sophisticated synthesis laboratory techniques. In the second chapter a cluster theory is developed to approximate the exact clustering properties stemming from the simulations. It is shown that the theory is able to reproduce semi-quantitatively the micellization phenomenon.

About the authors

Riccardo Fantoni was born in Livorno on the 30 August 1970, lived in Pisa until 1995 where graduated “cum laude” in the department of Physics of the University. Then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign until 2000 and in 1997 got a Master in Physics. Moved to Trieste and in 2004 got a Ph.D. in Physics. From 2005 to 2008 worked at the Chemical Physics department of the University of Venice as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2009 to 2012 worked at the National Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Stellenbosch as a postdoctoral fellow.

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From the reviews:

“The new brief book reviews the present advances in the theory of Janus fluids. … The book is written at a graduate student level of comprehension and should be of some use for the student who wishes to undergo research work in the field of soft matter and biophysics, or for the soft matter and biophysics scientist as a point of reference on the Janus fluid.” (Claudia-Veronika Meister, zbMATH, Vol. 1287, 2014)

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • What is a Janus Fluid?

    Fantoni, Riccardo

    Pages 1-20

  • Clustering and Micellization in a Janus Fluid

    Fantoni, Riccardo

    Pages 21-41

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Janus Fluid
Book Subtitle
A Theoretical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00407-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00407-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00406-8
Series ISSN
2191-5423
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 50
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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