A new growth instability in colloidal crystallization

@article{Gast1991ANG,
  title={A new growth instability in colloidal crystallization},
  author={Alice P. Gast and Yiannis Monovoukas},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={351},
  pages={553-555}
}
SUSPENSIONS of monodisperse colloidal particles are useful model systems for studying order–disorder transitions. The bright iridescence of colloidal crystals, resulting from diffraction of visible light, is well-known1–5. We have shown recently that this diffraction process depolarizes light sufficiently to reveal the orientation of the primary diffraction… CONTINUE READING