Crystalline order and topological charges on capillary bridges.

  title={Crystalline order and topological charges on capillary bridges.},
  author={Verena Schmid and A. Voigt},
  journal={Soft matter},
  volume={10 26},
We numerically investigate crystalline order on negative Gaussian curvature capillary bridges. In agreement with the experimental results in [W. Irvine et al., Nature, Pleats in crystals on curved surfaces, 2010, 468, 947] we observe for decreasing integrated Gaussian curvature, a sequence of transitions, from no defects to isolated dislocations, pleats, scars and isolated sevenfold disclinations. We especially focus on the dependency of topological charge on the integrated Gaussian curvature… Expand
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