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DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00946

Assembly of One-Patch Colloids into Clusters via Emulsion Droplet Evaporation by Hai Pham Van, Andrea Fortini and Matthias Schmidt Materials 2017, 10(4), 361; 10.3390/ma10040361doi:


Particle conservation in dynamical density functional theory D de las Heras, JM Brader, A Fortini, M Schmidt. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28 (24), 244024

– Martin-Fabiani I, Fortini A, Lesage de la Haye J, Koh ML, Taylor S, Bourgeat-Lami E, Lansalot M, D’Agosto F, Sear RP, Keddie JL pH-Switchable Stratification of Colloidal Coatings: Surfaces “On Demand”’ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces8 (50), pp 34755 (2016)

-Hai Pham Van, Andrea Fortini, and Matthias Schmidt. Assembly of open clusters of colloidal dumbbells via droplet evaporation. Phys. Rev. E 93, p. 052609 (2016)

-Andrea Fortini, Ignacio Martín-Fabiani, Jennifer Lesage De La Haye, Pierre-Yves Dugas, Muriel Lansalot, Franck D’Agosto, Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, Joseph L. Keddie and Richard P. Sear. Dynamic stratification in drying films of colloidal mixtures. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 p.118301 (2016)  (arXiv:1602.01106)

Focus story:  Particles Stratify by Size in Thin Films

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-P. Krinninger, A. Fortini and M. Schmidt. Minimal Model for Dynamic Bonding in Colloidal Transient Networks. Phys. Rev. E 93, 042601 (2016)


-Daniel de las Heras, Joseph M. Brader, Andrea Fortini, Matthias Schmidt Particle Conservation in Dynamical Density Functional Theory J. Phys.: Cond. Matt. (2015)

-A. Fortini and K. Huang, Role of defects in the onset of wall-induced granular convection. Physical Review E 91 (2015) p.032206


-A. Fortini, D. de las Heras, J. Brader and M. Schmidt, Superadiabatic forces in Brownian many-body dynamics. Physical Review Letter, 113 (2014) p. 167801

-P. Krinninger, A. Fischer and A. Fortini ‘Order-disorder transition in swirled granular disks‘ Phys. Rev. E 90, 012201  (2014)


-A. Fortini and Matthias Schmidt  ‘Effect of controlled corrugation on capillary condensation of colloid-polymer mixtures‘ Soft Matter, 9 (2013) p. 3994


-T. H. Besseling ,  M. Hermes ,  A. Fortini ,  M. Dijkstra ,  A. Imhof and A. van Blaaderen  Oscillatory shear-induced 3D crystalline order in colloidal hard-sphere fluids Soft Matter, 8 (2012) p. 6931

-A. Fortini, Clustering and gelation of hard spheres induced by the Pickering effect. Phys Rev E 85, (2012)  p. 040401(R)  (See also arXiv:1203.5216)

-M. Müller, M. Karg, A. Fortini, T. Hellweg and A. Fery, Wrinkle-assisted linear assembly of hard-core/soft-shell particles: Impact of the soft shell on the local structure. Nanoscale, 4, (2012) p. 2491

-S. Wagner, A. Fortini, E. Hofmann, T, Lunkenbein, M. Schmidt, A. Wittemann, Particles nanosomes with tailored silhouettes. Soft Matter, 8 (2012), p. 1928


-I.Schwarz, A. Fortini, C. S. Wagner, A. Wittemann, M. Schmidt, Monte Carlo computer simulations and electron microscopy of colloidal cluster formation via emulsion droplet evaporation. J. Chem. Phys. 135, (2011), p. 244501   (see also arXiv:1111.4213v2

-H. Eid , G. G. Adams, N. E. McGruer, A. Fortini, S. Buldyrev and D. Srolovitz, A Combined Molecular Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis of Contact and Adhesion of a Rough Sphere and a Flat Surface. Tribology Transactions 54, (2011) p. 920

-A. Fortini and M. Schmidt, Computer simulations of colloidal transport on a patterned magnetic substrate, Phys. Rev. E 83 (2011) p. 041411

-A. B. de Oliveira, A. Fortini, S. V. Buldyrev, D. Srolovitz, Dynamics of the contact between a ruthenium surface with a single nanoasperity and a flat ruthenium surface: Molecular dynamics simulations , Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) p. 134101


-P. Hopkins, A. Fortini, A. Archer, M. Schmidt, The van Hove distribution function for Brownian hard spheres: dynamical test particle theory and computer simulations for bulk dynamics , J. Chem. Phys. 133 (2010), p.224505.

-A. Schweikart, A. Fortini, A. Wittemann, M. Schmidt and A. Fery, Nanoparticle assembly by confinement in wrinkles: experiment and simulations , Soft Matter, 6(2010) p. 5860


-A. van Meel, B. Charbonneau, A. Fortini, and P. Charbonneau, Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension , Phys. Rev. E 80, (2009) p. 061110


-E. Sanz, C. Valeriani, T. Visser, A. Fortini, M. Leunissen, A. von Blaaderen, D. Frenkel and M. Dijkstra. Out-of-equilibrium processes in suspensions of oppositely charged colloids: liquid to crystal nucleation and gel formation , J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20 (2008) p. 494247

-A. Fortini, M. Mendelev, S. Buldyrev. and  D. Srolovitz. Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au , J. Appl. Phys. 104 (2008)  p. 074320

-A. Fortini, E. Sanz, and M. Dijkstra. Crystallization and gelation in colloidal systems with short-ranged attractive interactions , Physical Review E 78 (2008)  p 041402

-Sanz, M. Leunissen, A. Fortini, A. van Blaaderen, and M. Dijkstra. Gel formation in suspensions of oppositely charged colloids: Mechanism and relation to the equilibrium phase diagram , J Phys Chem. B, 112 (2008), p 10861.

-A. Fortini, M. Dijkstra, P. G. Bolhuis, Effect of excluded volume interactions on the interfacial properties of colloid-polymer mixtures , J. Chem. Phys. 128 (2008), p.024904.


-A. Fortini, A.-P. Hynninen and M. Dijkstra, Gas-liquid phase separation in oppositely charged colloids: stability and interfacial tension , J. Chem. Phys., 125 (2006), p. 094502.

-A. Fortini and M. Dijkstra, Phase behaviour of hard spheres confined between parallel hard plates: manipulation of colloidal crystal structures by confinement, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 18 (2006), p. L371.

-A. Fortini, M. Dijkstra, and M. Schmidt, Phase behavior and structure of model colloid-polymer mixtures confined between two parallel planar walls , Phys. Rev. E, 73 (2006), p. 051502.

-M. Dijkstra, R. van Roij, R. Roth, and A. Fortini, Effect of many-body interactions on the bulk and interfacial phase behavior of a model colloid-polymer mixture , Physical Review E, 73 (2006), p. 041404.


-A. Fortini, M. Dijkstra, M. Schmidt, and P. P. F. Wessels, Wall-fluid and liquid-gas interfaces of model colloid-polymer mixtures by simulation and theory , Phys. Rev. E, 71 (2005), p. 051403.

-A. Fortini, M. Dijkstra, and R. Tuinier, Phase behaviour of charged colloidal sphere dispersions with added polymer chains,  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 17 (2005), p. 7783.

-A. Fortini, M. Mazzola, A. Mina, D. Provasi, G. Colò, G. Onida, H. E. Roman, and R. A. Broglia, The role of quantal fluctuations in the optical response of small metal clusters , J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 38 (2005), p.1581.


-M. Schmidt, A. Fortini, and M. Dijkstra, Capillary evaporation in colloid polymer mixtures selectively confined to a planar slit , J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 16 (2004), p. S4159.


-M. Schmidt, A. Fortini, and M. Dijkstra, Capillary condensation colloid polymer mixtures confined between parallel plates,  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 15 (2003), p. 3411.

Other Publications:

A. Fortini. ‘Equilibrium and non-equilibrium computer simulations of soft, atomic and granular matter’ Habilitation Thesis (2014)

A. Fortini. Bulk and confinement-induced phase transitions in colloidal suspensions. PhD Thesis (2007)

A.-P. Hynninen  A. Fortini, and M. Dijkstra, (2010) Book Chapter. Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems. CRC, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, USA..-P. Hynninen  A. Fortini, and M. Dijkstra, (2010) Book Chapter. Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems. CRC, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, USA.


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