Summary: Colloidal Crystallization in Foam Films
- A method for controlled growth of 2D ordered arrays via meniscus pulsation has been found.
- The contribution of the capillary forces to particle dynamics and organization was clarified.
- Single crystalline arrays bigger than 1000 particles/domain and from particles larger than a few micrometers have been obtained for the first time.
- The 2D crystals can in principle be extracted by ultra-fast freezing and can find application in materials science.
K. P. Velikov, F. Durst and O. D. Velev, Langmuir, 14, 1148 (1997).
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