• Physics
  • Published 2019

Entropic bonds, fluid-fluid transitions, identity crises and topological order in hard particle systems

@inproceedings{Glotzer2019EntropicBF,
  title={Entropic bonds, fluid-fluid transitions, identity crises and topological order in hard particle systems},
  author={Sharon C. Glotzer},
  year={2019}
}
Entropy, information, and order are important concepts relevant for materials to machines, for biology to economics. Entropy is typically associated with disorder; yet, the counterintuitive notion that particles with no interactions other than excluded volume might self-assemble from a fluid phase into an ordered crystal has been known since the mid-20th century. Studies in this current century show that entropy alone can produce order and complexity beyond anything previously imagined. In this… CONTINUE READING