The effect of inter-cluster interactions on the structure of colloidal clusters

  title={The effect of inter-cluster interactions on the structure of colloidal clusters},
  author={Alex Malins and Stephen R. Williams and Jens Eggers and Hajime Tanaka and C. Patrick Royall},
  journal={Journal of Non-crystalline Solids},
Colloidal systems present exciting opportunities to study clusters. Unlike atomic clusters, which are frequently produced at extremely low density, colloidal clusters may interact with one another. Here we consider the effect of such interactions on the intra-cluster structure in simulations of colloidal cluster fluids. A sufficient increase in density leads to a higher population of clusters in the ground state. In other words, inter-cluster interactions perturb the intra-cluster behaviour… Expand

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