Crystalline order on catenoidal capillary bridges

Mark J. Bowick, Zhenwei Yao

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Abstract

We study the defect structure of crystalline particle arrays on negative Gaussian curvature capillary bridges with vanishing mean curvature (catenoids). The threshold aspect ratio for the appearance of isolated disclinations is found and the optimal positions for dislocations determined. We also discuss the transition from isolated disclinations to scars as particle number and aspect ratio are varied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36001
JournalEPL
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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