The potential of mean force between two spherical nanoparticles in a matrix of soft spherocylinders, from Ref. 1. The inset shows the nanoparticle and nematogen dimensions (: nematogen length, : NP diameter, and : length scale unit and the nematogen thickness, the solid lines represent hard core and dashed line indicates soft skins).
The nematic order parameter as a function of pressure for a pure soft spherocylinder system of 10 000 SSCs and a system of 10 000 SSCs containing two spherical nanoparticles.
Nanoparticle-nanoparticle radial distribution functions for various nanoparticle concentrations. For clarity, RDFs of different NP concentrations were plotted in two subfigures (a) and (b).
Properties of the NP-nematogen binary mixtures.
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