Dissipative particle dynamics simulations in colloid and Interface science: a review

Kolattukudy P. Santo, Alexander V. Neimark

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Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) is one of the most efficient mesoscale coarse-grained methodologies for modeling soft matter systems. Here, we comprehensively review the progress in theoretical formulations, parametrization strategies, and applications of DPD over the last two decades. DPD bridges the gap between the microscopic atomistic and macroscopic continuum length and time scales. Numerous efforts have been performed to improve the computational efficiency and to develop advanced versions and modifications of the original DPD framework. The progress in the parametrization techniques that can reproduce the engineering properties of experimental systems attracted a lot of interest from the industrial community longing to use DPD to characterize, help design and optimize the practical products. While there are still areas for improvements, DPD has been efficiently applied to numerous colloidal and interfacial phenomena involving phase separations, self-assembly, and transport in polymeric, surfactant, nanoparticle, and biomolecules systems.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number102545
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
StatePublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


  • Coarse-grained simulations
  • Dissipative particle dynamics
  • Nanoparticles
  • Parameterization
  • Polymers
  • Surfactants


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