Chiral surfaces self-assembling in one-component systems with isotropic interactions.

  title={Chiral surfaces self-assembling in one-component systems with isotropic interactions.},
  author={Erik Edlund and Oskar Lindgren and Martin Nilsson Jacobi},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={108 16},
We show that chiral symmetry can be broken spontaneously in one-component systems with isotropic interactions, i.e., many-particle systems having maximal a priori symmetry. This is achieved by designing isotropic potentials that lead to self-assembly of chiral surfaces. We demonstrate the principle on a simple chiral lattice and on a more complex lattice with chiral supercells. In addition, we show that the complex lattice has interesting melting behavior with multiple morphologically distinct… 

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