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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 ...
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 ...
Soft matter perspective on protein crystal assembly.
(Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 2016-01-01)
Crystallography may be the gold standard of protein structure determination, but obtaining the necessary high-quality crystals is also in some ways akin to prospecting for the precious metal. The tools and models developed ...
Characterizing protein crystal contacts and their role in crystallization: rubredoxin as a case study.
(Soft Matter, 2014-01-14)
The fields of structural biology and soft matter have independently sought out fundamental principles to rationalize protein crystallization. Yet the conceptual differences and the limited overlap between the two disciplines ...
Crystallization of asymmetric patchy models for globular proteins in solution.
(Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2013-07)
Asymmetric patchy particle models have recently been shown to describe the crystallization of small globular proteins with near-quantitative accuracy. Here, we investigate how asymmetry in patch geometry and bond energy ...
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 ...