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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...