• Self-Assembly of Colloidal Particles

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    • Keywords

       

      Self-assembly, colloids, liquid crystals, tactoids, cholesterics.

    • Abstract

       

      Colloidal dispersions are suspensions of micron-sized solidparticles in a solvent like water or oil. Self-assembly is awidely used approach to create ordered structures of colloidalparticles by engineering the inter-colloid potential. This articleillustrates how entropy drives disorder to order transitionsin a colloidal assembly.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Prerna Sharma1

      1. Department of Physics Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 560 012, India.
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