Crystallization kinetics of hard spheres in microgravity in the coexistence regime: Interactions between growing crystallites

Zhengdong Cheng, P. M. Chaikin, Jixiang Zhu, W. B. Russel, W. V. Meyer

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    Abstract

    Crystallization kinetics of colloidal hard spheres in the coexistence regime were studied. Crystal nucleation and growth in a microgravity environment on the space shuttle was characterized using time resolved Bragg light scattering. Results showed coarsening of growing crystallites, dendritic growth and face-centered cubic as the stable structure.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number015501
    Pages (from-to)155011-155014
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume88
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 7 2002

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Cheng, Z., Chaikin, P. M., Zhu, J., Russel, W. B., & Meyer, W. V. (2002). Crystallization kinetics of hard spheres in microgravity in the coexistence regime: Interactions between growing crystallites. Physical Review Letters, 88(1), 155011-155014. [015501].