The Janus Fluid

A Theoretical Perspective

  • Riccardo Fantoni

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Riccardo Fantoni
    Pages 1-20
  3. Riccardo Fantoni
    Pages 21-41
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 43-50

About this book


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.


Cluster Theory Clustering and Micellization Configurational Partition Functions Janus Fluid Janus Particles Kern-Frenkel Model Monte-Carlo Simulation Numerical Simulations of Fluids

Authors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Fantoni
    • 1
  1. 1., Dipartimento di Scienze dei Materiali eUniversità Ca' Foscari VeneziaVeneziaItaly

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