Structure of crystals of hard colloidal spheres.

@article{Pusey1989StructureOC,
  title={Structure of crystals of hard colloidal spheres.},
  author={Pusey and W vanMegen and Bartlett and Ackerson and Rarity and Underwood},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 25},
  pages={
          2753-2756
        }
}
We report light-scattering measurements of powder diffraction patterns of crystals of essentially hard colloidal spheres. These are consistent with structures formed by stacking close-packed planes of particles in a sequence of permitted lateral positions, {ital A},{ital B},{ital C}, which shows a high degree of randomness. Crystals grown slowly, while still containing many stacking faults, show a tendency towards face-centered-cubic packing: possible explanations for this observation are… Expand
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