By Janne-Mieke Meijer
This thesis offers an in-depth learn at the influence of colloidal particle form and formation mechanism on self-organization and the ultimate crystal symmetries that may be completed. It demonstrates how state of the art X-ray diffraction suggestions can be utilized to supply certain characterizations of colloidal crystal constructions ready utilizing diversified self-assembly ideas, and the way shrewdpermanent structures can be utilized to enquire disorder formation and diffusion in-situ. some of the most impressive phenomena exhibited via focused suspensions of colloidal debris is the spontaneous self-organization into constructions with long-range spatial and/or orientational orders. The examine additionally unearths the delicate structural adaptations that come up by means of altering the particle form from round to that of a rounded dice. particularly, the roundness of the dice corners, whilst mixed with the self-organization pathway, convective meeting or sedimentation, used to be proven to steer the ultimate crystal symmetries.
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Colloidal Crystals of Spheres and Cubes in Real and Reciprocal Space (Springer Theses) by Janne-Mieke Meijer