Entropically driven colloidal crystallization on patterned surfaces

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Original entry: Hsin-I Lu, APPHY 225, Fall 2009

"Entropically driven colloidal crystallization on patterned surfaces"

Keng-hui Lin, John C. Crocker, Vikram Prasad, Andrew Schofield, D. A. Weitz, T. C. Lubensky, and A. G. Yodh, PRL 85, 1770 (2000)


This paper studies the self-assembly of colloidal spheres on periodically patterned templates which are made from polymethylmethacrylate.

Soft Matter Keywords

Colloids, colloidal self-assembly, polymer, osmotic pressure, pair correlation function

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