Dr. Laura Filion

Ornstein Laboratory, room 21
Princetonplein 1,  3584 CC Utrecht
P.O. Box 80 000, 3508 TA Utrecht
The Netherlands
phone: +31 (0)30 253 3519
secretariat: +31 (0)30 253 2952
e-mail: l.c.filion@uu.nl


Peer Reviewed Articles

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  1. Diffusion and interactions of point defects in hard-sphere crystals
    B. van der Meer, M. Dijkstra, L. Filion
    Journal of  Chemical  Physics 146, 244905 (2017)
  2. Vapour-liquid coexistence of an active Lennard-Jones fluid
    V. Prymidis, S. Paliwal, M. Dijkstra, and L. Filion,
    Journal of  Chemical  Physics 145, 124904 (2016)
  3. Repulsive van der Waals forces enable Pickering emulsions with non-touching colloids,
    N. Elbers,   J. van der Hoeven,   M. de Winter,   C. Schneijdenberg,   M. van der Linden,   L. Filion and   A. van Blaaderen,
    Soft Matter, 12, 7265-7272 (2016)
  4. Removing grain boundaries from three-dimensional colloidal crystals using active dopants
    B. van der Meer, M. Dijkstra and L. Filion,
    Soft Matter 12, 5630-5635, (2016)
  5. Modeling the Self-Assembly of Organic Molecules in 2D Molecular Layers with Different Structures
    J. van der Lit, J. L. Marsman, R. S. Koster, P. H. Jacobse, S. A. den Hartog, D. Vanmaekelbergh, R. J. M. Klein Gebbink, L. Filion, and I. Swart,
    Journal of  Physical Chemistry C 120, 318 (2016).
  6. Fabricating large two-dimensional single colloidal crystals by doping with active particles
    B. van der Meer, L. Filion, and M. Dijkstra,
    Soft Matter 12, 3406, (2016).
  7. State behaviour and dynamics of self-propelled Brownian squares: a simulation study
    V. Prymidis, S. Samin and L. Filion,
    Soft Matter 12, 4309 (2016).
  8. Dynamical heterogeneities and defects in two-dimensional soft colloidal crystals
    B. van der Meer, W. Qi, J. Sprakel, L. Filion and M. Dijkstra,
    Soft Matter 11, 9385 (2015).
  9. Entropy-driven formation of large icosahedral colloidal clusters by spherical confinement
    B. de Nijs, S. Dussi, F. Smallenburg, M. J. D. Meeldijk, D. J. Groenendijk, L. Filion, A.  Imhof, A. van Blaaderen, M. Dijkstra,
    Nature Materials 14, 56 (2015).
  10. Self-assembly of active attractive spheres
    V. Prymidis, H. Sielcken, L. Filion,
    Soft Matter 11, 4158 (2015).
  11. Liquid–Liquid Phase Transitions in Tetrahedrally Coordinated Fluids via Wertheim Theory
    F. Smallenburg, L. Filion, and F. Sciortino,
    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119,  9076 (2015).
  12. Effect of external electric fields on the phase behavior of colloidal silica rods
    A. Kuijk, T. Troppenz, L. Filion, A. Imhof, R. van Roij, M. Dijkstra, A. van Blaaderen, Soft Matter 10, 6249 (2014).
  13. Erasing no-man’s land by thermodynamically stabilizing the liquid-liquid transition in tetrahedral particles
    F. Smallenburg, L. Filion, F. Sciortino,
    Nature Physics 10,  653 (2014).
  14. Phase behaviour of polarizable colloidal hard rods in an external electric field – A simulation study
    T. Troppenz, L. Filion, R. van Roij, M. Dijkstra,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 154903 (2014).
  15. A parameter-free, solid-angle based, nearest-neighbor algorithm
    J. A. van Meel, L. Filion, C. Valeriani, D. Frenkel,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 234107 (2012).
  16. Crystal-structure prediction via the Floppy-Box Monte Carlo algorithm: Method and application to hard (non)convex particles
    J. de Graaf, L. Filion, M.A.T. Marechal, R. van Roij, M. Dijkstra,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 214101 (2012).
  17. Predicting patchy particle crystals: variable box shape simulations and evolutionary algorithms
    E. Bianchi, G. Doppelbauer, L. Filion, M. Dijkstra, G. Kahl,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 136, 1 (2012).
  18. Spiers Memorial Lecture: Effect of interaction specificity on the phase behaviour of patchy particles
    N. Dorsaz, L. Filion, F. Smallenburg, D. Frenkel,
    Faraday Discussions 159, 9 (2012).
  19. Vacancy-stabilized crystalline order in hard cubes
    F. Smallenburg, L.  Filion, M.A.T. Marechal, M. Dijkstra,
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 17886 (2012)
  20. Self-assembly of a colloidal interstitial solid with tunable sublattice doping
    L. Filion, M. Hermes, R. Ni, E.C.M. Vermolen, A. Kuijk, C.G. Christova, J.C.P. Stiefelhagen, T. Vissers, A. van Blaaderen,  M. Dijkstra,
    Physical Review Letters 107, 168302 (2011).
  21. Crystal nucleation in binary hard-sphere mixtures: the effect of order parameter on the cluster composition
    R. Ni, F. Smallenburg, L. Filion, M. Dijkstra,
    Molecular Physics 109, 1213 (2011).
  22. Simulation of nucleation in almost hard-sphere colloids: The discrepancy between experiment and simulation persists
    L. Filion, R. Ni, D. Frenkel, M. Dijkstra,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 134, 134901 (2011).
  23. Crystal nucleation of hard spheres using molecular dynamics, umbrella sampling, and forward flux sampling: a comparison of simulation techniques
    L. Filion, M. Hermes, R. Ni, M. Dijkstra,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 133, 244115 (2010).
  24. Entropy-driven formation of binary semiconductor-nanocrystal superlattices
    W.H. Evers, B. de Nijs, L. Filion, S.I.R. Castillo, M. Dijkstra, D.A.M. Vanmaekelbergh,
    Nano Letters 10, 4235 (2010).
  25. Efficient Method for Predicting Crystal Structures at Finite Temperature: Variable Box Shape Simulations
    L. Filion, M. Marechal, B. van Oorschot, D. Pelt, F. Smallenburg, and M. Dijkstra,
    Physical Review Letters 103, 188302 (2009).
  26. Fabrication of large binary colloidal crystals with a NaCl structure
    E.C.M. Vermolen, A. Kuijk, L. Filion, M. Hermes, J.H.J. Thijssen, M. Dijkstra, A. van Blaaderen,
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 16063 (2009).
  27. Observation of a ternary nanocrystal superlattice and its structural characterization by electron tomography
    W.H. Evers, H. Friedrich, L. Filion, M. Dijkstra, D.A.M. Vanmaekelbergh,
    Angewandte Chemie 48,  9655 (2009).
  28. Prediction of binary hard-sphere crystal structures
    L. Filion and M. Dijkstra,
    Physical Review E 79, 046714 (2009).
  29. Stability of LS and LS2 crystal structures in binary mixtures of hard and charged spheres
    A.P. Hynninen, L. Filion, and M. Dijkstra,
    Journal of Chemical Physics 131, 064902 (2009).
  30. Modelling electrostatic interactions in complex soft systems
    D. A. Pink,C. B. Hanna, B. E. Quinn, V. Levadny, G. L. Ryan, L. Filion, A. T. Paulson,
    Food Research International 39, 1031 (2006).
  31. Ordering and spin waves in NaNiO2: A stacked quantum ferromagnet
    M. J. Lewis, B. D. Gaulin,L. Filion, C. Kallin, A. J. Berlinsky, H.A. Dabkowska, Y. Qiu, J.R.D. Copley,
    Physical Review B 72, 014408 (2005).
  32. Stability analysis of multiple scalar field cosmologies with matter
    R. J. van den Hoogen,L. Filion,
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 17, 1815 (2000).


Self-assembly in colloidal hard-sphere systems
Laura Filion, Utrecht University, 2011.

Public Interest

Wat is er nodig voor een tweede vloeistoffase in stoffen als water?
Laura Filion, Frank Smallenburg, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, Feb (2015).