Patchy colloids: Entropy stabilizes open crystals

Michael E. Cates*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Open crystalline configurations self-assembled from colloids with sticky patches have recently been shown to be unexpectedly stable. A theory that accounts for the entropy of the colloids’ thermal fluctuations now explains why.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-180
Number of pages2
JournalNature Materials
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • SPHERES

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