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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 ...
Dimensional study of the caging order parameter at the glass transition.
(Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2012-08-28)
The glass problem is notoriously hard and controversial. Even at the mean-field level, little is agreed upon regarding why a fluid becomes sluggish while exhibiting but unremarkable structural changes. It is clear, however, ...
Statistical analysis of crystallization database links protein physico-chemical features with crystallization mechanisms.
(PLoS One, 2014)
X-ray crystallography is the predominant method for obtaining atomic-scale information about biological macromolecules. Despite the success of the technique, obtaining well diffracting crystals still critically limits going ...