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The range and nature of effective interactions in hard-sphere solids

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Abstract

Colloidal systems observed in video microscopy are often analysed using the displacements correlation matrix of particle positions. In non-thermal systems, the inverse of this matrix can be interpreted as a pair-interaction potential between particles. If the system is thermally agitated, however, only an effective interaction is accessible from the correlation matrix. We show how this effective interaction differs from the non-thermal case by comparing with high-statistics numerical data from hard-sphere crystals.

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2016, accepted on 27 Jan 2016 and first published on 01 Feb 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00032K
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Citation: Soft Matter, 2016,12, 2612-2622
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    The range and nature of effective interactions in hard-sphere solids

    M. Schindler and A. C. Maggs, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 2612
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00032K

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