Possibility of gravitational tempering in colloidal epitaxy to obtain a perfect crystal

Atsushi Mori, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Shigeki Matsuo

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Abstract

We have performed Monte Carlo simulations of hard spheres on a pattern under gravity. We found that a crystal formed at a moderate gravity strength contains essentially no defects while the one formed at a higher gravity strength contains a significant amount of defects. This result suggests the possibility of using gravitational tempering in a colloidal epitaxy to reduce the number of defects in the colloidal crystals. Moreover, we wish to emphasize on the possibility of obtaining a perfect crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1071
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Possibility of gravitational tempering in colloidal epitaxy to obtain a perfect crystal. / Mori, Atsushi; Suzuki, Yoshihisa; Matsuo, Shigeki.

In: Chemistry Letters, Vol. 41, No. 10, 2012, p. 1069-1071.

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Mori, Atsushi ; Suzuki, Yoshihisa ; Matsuo, Shigeki. / Possibility of gravitational tempering in colloidal epitaxy to obtain a perfect crystal. In: Chemistry Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 10. pp. 1069-1071.
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