Spherical crystals

Mark John Bowick

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Abstract

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)
Title of host publicationJournal De Physique. IV : JP
EditorsS. Brazovskii, N. Kirova, P. Monceau
Volume12
Edition9
StatePublished - Nov 2002
EventInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002 - Saint Flour, France
Duration: Sep 2 2002Sep 7 2002

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Electronic Crystals - ECRYS 2002
CountryFrance
CitySaint Flour
Period9/2/029/7/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bowick, M. J. (2002). Spherical crystals. In S. Brazovskii, N. Kirova, & P. Monceau (Eds.), Journal De Physique. IV : JP (9 ed., Vol. 12)