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    • Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension. 

      Charbonneau, Benoit; Charbonneau, Patrick; Fortini, A; van Meel, JA (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2009-12)
      We recently found that crystallization of monodisperse hard spheres from the bulk fluid faces a much higher free-energy barrier in four than in three dimensions at equivalent supersaturation, due to the increased geometrical ...