Mesogen originally means the fundamental unit of a liquid crystal that induces structural crystalline order. As a mesogen happens to be at the mesoscopic scale (greater than a nanometer but less than a micrometer), we extend its meaning to any object that has a size of this scale. The mesogenic dynamics engine in MW currently simulates elliptical particles based on the Gay-Berne potential model.
The image to the right shows how interacting mesoscopic objects can be simplified.
|The validity of the Gay-Berne particle
|The complexity of the Gay-Berne systems