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Confocal microscopy of geometrically frustrated hard sphere crystals

Abstract:

Confocal microscopy has been used to study the crystallization of two colloidal model systems that are geometrically frustrated in a completely different way: (I) hard colloidal polyhedrals, where crystallization is frustrated due to the incommensurate particle shape and (II) large spherical impurities in a sea of monodisperse colloidal hard spheres, where crystallization is frustrated by the introduction of impurities. As a reference system, we analyzed the crystallization of pure monodisper...

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10.1051/epjap:2008145

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chem
de Villeneuve, VWA More by this author
Mourad, MCD More by this author
Petukhov, AV More by this author
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
21-28
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1286-0050
ISSN:
1286-0042
URN:
uuid:23dc0e92-d28b-4457-b44a-470845ed9e9c
Source identifiers:
40897
Local pid:
pubs:40897

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