On the stability of orientationally disordered crystal structures of colloidal hard dumbbells

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We study the stability of orientationally disordered crystal phases in a suspension of colloidal hard dumbbells using Monte Carlo simulations. For dumbbell bond length L/σ < 0.4 with L the separation of the two spheres of the dumbbell and σ the diameter of the spheres, we determine the difference in Helmholtz free energy of a plastic crystal with a… (More)

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