Towards Numerical Simulation of Non-Convex Colloids at Deformed Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
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We developed a numerical scheme to calculate the free energy of convex colloids near at liquid liquid interfaces. Parametrisations of (super)ellipsoidal and hexagonal bifrustums were implemented. We compared free energy calculations of ellipsoids with work done by Joost de Graaf . Then we used our scheme to calculate energetically favorable configurations of hexagonal bifrustums, and checked whether these agreed with recent experimental measurements. Next we developed two different techniques to calculate free energies of non-convex colloids near deformed surfaces, and used a Monte Carlo simulation to deform a liquid liquid interface.