Fabricating large two-dimensional single colloidal crystals by doping with active particles.

Abstract

Using simulations we explore the behaviour of two-dimensional colloidal (poly)crystals doped with active particles. We show that these active dopants can provide an elegant new route to removing grain boundaries in polycrystals. Specifically, we show that active dopants both generate and are attracted to defects, such as vacancies and interstitials, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6sm00031b

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