Nonspherical particles of pear-like and spherocylinder shape were organized into diverse two-dimensional (2D) structures, including the orientationally disordered rotator. Dry films with hexagonal, oblique, and centered rectangular symmetry were obtained by using convective assembly to condense and confine the system in a thin meniscus region. Monte Carlo simulations confirmed the transition from fluid to rotator simply as a function of system density and short-bond-length particle morphology.
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- Materials Chemistry