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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal De Physique. IV : JP|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2002|
|Event||International Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002 - Saint Flour, France|
Duration: Sep 2 2002 → Sep 7 2002
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)