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Dr Martin Buzza

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Martin Buzza

Senior Lecturer in Physics


Capillary interaction and self-assembly of tilted magnetic ellipsoidal particles at liquid interfaces (2018)
Journal Article
Newton, B. J., Mohammed, R., Davies, G. B., Botto, L., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2018). Capillary interaction and self-assembly of tilted magnetic ellipsoidal particles at liquid interfaces. ACS Omega, 3(11), 14962-14972. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01818

Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society. Magnetic ellipsoidal particles adsorbed at a liquid interface provide exciting opportunities for creating switchable functional materials, where self-assembly can be switched on and off using an external fi... Read More

Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys (2018)
Journal Article
Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 30(40), doi:10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

Two-dimensional mixtures of dipolar colloidal particles with different dipole moments exhibit extremely rich self-assembly behaviour and are relevant to a wide range of experimental systems, including charged and super-paramagnetic colloids at liquid... Read More

Amphiphile-Induced Anisotropic Colloidal Self-Assembly (2018)
Journal Article
Rey, M., Yu, T., Bley, K., Landfester, K., Buzza, D. M. A., & Vogel, N. (2018). Amphiphile-Induced Anisotropic Colloidal Self-Assembly. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 34(34), 9990-10000. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01382

Spherical colloidal particles typically self-assemble into hexagonal lattices when adsorbed at liquid interfaces. More complex assembly structures, including particle chains and phases with square symmetry, were theoretically predicted almost two dec... Read More

Anisotropic Self-Assembly from Isotropic Colloidal Building Blocks (2017)
Journal Article
Rey, M., Law, A. D., Buzza, D. M. A., & Vogel, N. (2017). Anisotropic Self-Assembly from Isotropic Colloidal Building Blocks. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(48), 17464-17473. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b08503

© 2017 American Chemical Society. Spherical colloidal particles generally self-assemble into hexagonal lattices in two dimensions. However, more complex, non-hexagonal phases have been predicted theoretically for isotropic particles with a soft repul... Read More

Magnetic cylindrical colloids at liquid interfaces exhibit non-volatile switching of their orientation in an external field (2016)
Journal Article
Newton, B. J., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2016). Magnetic cylindrical colloids at liquid interfaces exhibit non-volatile switching of their orientation in an external field. Soft matter, 12(24), 5285-5296. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6sm00136j

We study the orientation of magnetic cylindrical particles adsorbed at a liquid interface in an external field using analytical theory and high resolution finite element simulations. Cylindrical particles are interesting since they possess multiple l... Read More

Interaction between colloidal particles on an oil-water interface in dilute and dense phases (2015)
Journal Article
Parolini, L., Law, A. D., Maestro, A., Buzza, D. M. A., & Cicuta, P. (2015). Interaction between colloidal particles on an oil-water interface in dilute and dense phases. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 27(19), 194119. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/19/194119

The interaction between micron-sized charged colloidal particles at polar/non-polar liquid interfaces remains surprisingly poorly understood for a relatively simple physical chemistry system. By measuring the pair correlation function g(r) for differ... Read More

ABC triblock copolymer micelles: Spherical versus worm-like micelles depending on the preparation method (2015)
Journal Article
Ghasdian, N., Buzza, D. M. A., Fletcher, P. D. I., & Georgiou, T. K. (2015). ABC triblock copolymer micelles: Spherical versus worm-like micelles depending on the preparation method. Macromolecular rapid communications, 36(6), 528-532. https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201400621

Well-defined ABC triblock copolymers based on two hydrophilic blocks, A and C, and a hydrophobic block B are synthesized and their self-assembly behaviour is investigated. Interestingly, at the same solvent concentration, pH, and temperature, differe... Read More

Influence of magnetic field on the orientation of anisotropic magnetic particles at liquid interfaces (2014)
Journal Article
Newton, B. J., Brakke, K. A., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2014). Influence of magnetic field on the orientation of anisotropic magnetic particles at liquid interfaces. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 16(47), 26051-26058. doi:10.1039/c4cp04270k

We study theoretically the influence of an external magnetic field on the orientation of an ellipsoidal magnetic particle adsorbed at a liquid interface. Using the finite element program Surface Evolver, we calculate the equilibrium meniscus shape ar... Read More

Water-in-water emulsions based on incompatible polymers and stabilized by triblock copolymers-templated polymersomes (2013)
Journal Article
Buzza, D. M. A., Fletcher, P. D. I., Georgiou, T. K., & Ghasdian, N. (2013). Water-in-water emulsions based on incompatible polymers and stabilized by triblock copolymers-templated polymersomes. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(48), 14804-14814. doi:10.1021/la403356j

Aqueous solutions containing a mixture of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and dextran homopolymers form an aqueous two-phase system which can be emulsified to give a water-in-water emulsion. We show how these emulsions can be stabilized using triblock poly... Read More

Self-assembly of two-dimensional colloidal clusters by tuning the hydrophobicity, composition, and packing geometry (2013)
Journal Article
Law, A. D., Auriol, M., Smith, D., Horozov, T. S., & Buzza, D. M. A. (2013). Self-assembly of two-dimensional colloidal clusters by tuning the hydrophobicity, composition, and packing geometry. Physical review letters, 110(13), 0 - 0. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.110.138301

We study the structure of binary monolayers of large (3 m diameter) very hydrophobic (A) and large (3 m diameter) hydrophilic (B) or small (1 m diameter) hydrophilic (C) silica particles at an octanewater interface. By tuning the composition and pack... Read More