Spherical crystals

M. J. Bowick

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The structure of condensed matter order may change when the medium is curved. This is illustrated for the case of spherical crystals formed by self-assembled colloidal beads on water droplets in oil. Beyond a minimum crystal size novel grain boundary scars proliferate in the ground state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Pr9/221-Pr9/225
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2002
EventInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002 - Saint Flour, France
Duration: Sep 2 2002Sep 7 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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