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Rotator and crystalline films viaself-assembly of short-bond-length colloidal dimers

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Abstract

Nonspherical particles of pear-like and spherocylinder shape were organized into diverse two-dimensional (2D) structures, including the orientationally disordered rotator. Dry films with hexagonal, oblique, and centered rectangular symmetry were obtained by using convective assembly to condense and confine the system in a thin meniscus region. Monte Carlo simulations confirmed the transition from fluid to rotator simply as a function of system density and short-bond-length particle morphology.

Graphical abstract: Rotator and crystalline films viaself-assembly of short-bond-length colloidal dimers

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2008, accepted on 28 Nov 2008 and first published on 05 Dec 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B818613H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 344-349
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    Rotator and crystalline films viaself-assembly of short-bond-length colloidal dimers

    I. D. Hosein, B. S. John, S. H. Lee, F. A. Escobedo and C. M. Liddell, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 344
    DOI: 10.1039/B818613H

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