Vanakaras Alexandros

Research Interests:

  • Soft matter molecular theory & simulations
  • Statistical Mechanics of complex fluids and their self organization
  • pattern formation via molecular self assembly
  • domain structure and alignment of mesophases
  • massive molecular flexibility and mesomorphism
  • liquid crystal dendrimers
  • structure and nanomechanics of dendrimers and dendronised polymers
  • fullerene containing liquid crystals.

Representative publications:

  • “Helix Formation in Linear Achiral Dendronized Polymers. A Computer Simulation Study,” D.K. Christopoulos, A.F. Terzis, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys, 125, 204907 (2006).
  • “Self Organization and Pattern Formation of Janus Particles in Two Dimensions by Computer Simulations,” A.G. Vanakaras, Langmuir 22, 88-93 (2006).
  • “Thermotropic Biaxial Liquid Crystals: Spontaneous or Field Stabilized?,” A. G. Vanakaras and D. J. Photinos, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 154512 (2008).
  • “Polymer Brushes on Periodically Nanopatterned Surfaces,” A. Koutsioubas and A. G. Vanakaras, Langmuir 24 (23), 13717–13722 (2008).
  • “Self-Organisation of Fullerene-Containing Conical Supermesogens,” S. D. Peroukidis, A.G. Vanakaras and D.J. Photinos, Soft Matter 4, 493-499 (2008).


Contact Details

(+30) 2610 996156

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