Inverse Solidification Induced by Active Janus Particles

@article{Huang2020InverseSI,
  title={Inverse Solidification Induced by Active Janus Particles},
  author={Tao Huang and Vyacheslav R. Misko and Sophie M.-C. Gobeil and Xu Wang and Franco Nori and Julian Sch{\"u}tt and J{\"u}rgen Fassbender and Gianaurelio Cuniberti and Denys Makarov and Larysa Baraban},
  journal={Advanced Functional Materials},
  year={2020},
  volume={30}
}
Crystals melt when thermal excitations or the concentration of defects in the lattice is sufficiently high. Upon melting, the crystalline long‐range order vanishes, turning the solid to a fluid. In contrast to this classical scenario of solid melting, here a counter‐intuitive behavior of the occurrence of crystalline long‐range order in an initially disordered matrix is demonstrated. This unusual solidification is demonstrated in a system of passive colloidal particles accommodating chemically… 
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