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Laser induced freezing of charge stabilized colloidal system

@article{Das1999LaserIF,
  title={Laser induced freezing of charge stabilized colloidal system},
  author={Chinmay Das and A. K. Sood and H. R. Krishnamurthy},
  journal={arXiv: Soft Condensed Matter},
  year={1999}
}
We present results from an extensive simulational study of the modulated liquid $\longleftrightarrow$ crystal transition in a 2-d charge-stabilized colloid subject to a 1-d laser field modulation commensurate with the crystalline phase. {\em {Contrary to some earlier simulational and experimental findings we do not find any reentrant liquid phase in our simulation. Furthermore the transition remains first-order (albeit weak, with a fairly large correlation length) even in the limit of infinite… 
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