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(Arch Biochem Biophys, 2016-07-15)
Crystallization is a key step in macromolecular structure determination by crystallography. While a robust theoretical treatment of the process is available, due to the complexity of the system, the experimental process ...
Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former.
(Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2015-07)
Recent theoretical advances predict the existence, deep into the glass phase, of a novel phase transition, the so-called Gardner transition. This transition is associated with the emergence of a complex free energy landscape ...
Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension.
(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 ...
Highly parallel acoustic assembly of microparticles into well-ordered colloidal crystallites.
(Soft Matter, 2016-01-21)
The precise arrangement of microscopic objects is critical to the development of functional materials and ornately patterned surfaces. Here, we present an acoustics-based method for the rapid arrangement of microscopic particles ...