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Laser-induced freezing in 2-d colloids

Das, Chinmay and Chaudhuri, Pinaki and Sood, AK and Krishnamurthy, HR (2001) Laser-induced freezing in 2-d colloids. In: Current Science, 80 (8). pp. 959-971.


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Dielectric colloid particles prefer occupying the intensity maxima of an applied stationary interference pattern of laser beams. A 2-d system of colloidal liquid freezes to form a triangular lattice structure when the external laser modulation is in 1-d and the period of the intensity maxima is commensurate to that of the triangular lattice. In this article we review our recent simulation results on this phenomenon of laser-induced freezing.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1884

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