Hot Article: Cubic crystals from cubic colloids

The crystallization behavior of colloidal cubes has been studied using tunable depletion interactions by a team at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and New York University, USA. The team found that under certain conditions the cubes self-organize into crystals with a simple cubic symmetry, which is set by the size of the depletant.

Graphical abstract: Cubic crystals from cubic colloids

Read the article for free until the 14th February: Laura Rossi, Stefano Sacanna, William T. M. Irvine, Paul M. Chaikin, David J. Pine and Albert P. Philipse, Soft Matter, 2011, DOI:10.1039/C0SM01246G (Advance Article)Follow Soft Matter on Twitter

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