Colloidal crystals

C. A. Murray, D. G. Grier

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    Abstract

    Colloids differ from solutions in that the particles are large and dispersed throughout the fluid. Colloidal particles in ordered arrays exhibit optical properties different from those of the bulk solution. The properties of colloids are outlined: Brownian motion; particle repulsion and attraction; particle density. Melting and freezing of colloidal crystals is discussed. The relations between particles during these processes and the structures formed are considered. (A.Peters)

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)238-245
    Number of pages8
    JournalAmerican Scientist
    Volume83
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1995

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    Murray, C. A., & Grier, D. G. (1995). Colloidal crystals. American Scientist, 83(3), 238-245.