Annealing thin colloidal crystals with optical gradient forces

P. T. Korda, D. G. Grier

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    Colloidal crystals were analyzed using scanned optical tweezers for qualitative features of defect remediation. Optical tweezers were used to provide elastic strain in the thin colloidal crystal. This provided kinetic energy to the lattice without heating the surrounding fluid. This helps in analyzing energy barriers to defect deformation, barriers to crystal and viscoelastic properties of suspensions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)7570-7573
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
    Issue number17
    StatePublished - May 1 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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