Crystalline order on a sphere and the generalized Thomson problem.

Abstract

We attack the generalized Thomson problem, i.e., determining the ground state energy and configuration of many particles interacting via an arbitrary repulsive pairwise potential on a sphere via a continuum mapping onto a universal long range interaction between angular disclination defects parametrized by the elastic (Young) modulus Y of the underlying… (More)

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@article{Bowick2002CrystallineOO, title={Crystalline order on a sphere and the generalized Thomson problem.}, author={Mark J Bowick and Angelo Cacciuto and Daniel R. Nelson and Alex Travesset}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2002}, volume={89 18}, pages={185502} }