Springer Theses

Colloidal Crystals of Spheres and Cubes in Real and Reciprocal Space

Authors: Meijer, Janne-Mieke

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Provides a detailed overview of particle synthesis and colloidal crystal preparation
  • Describes the thorough characterization of these 3D colloidal crystals through experimental techniques in real and reciprocal space
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This thesis presents an in-depth study on the effect of colloidal particle shape and formation mechanism on self-organization and the final crystal symmetries that can be achieved. It demonstrates how state-of-the-art X-ray diffraction techniques can be used to produce detailed characterizations of colloidal crystal structures prepared using different self-assembly techniques, and how smart systems can be used to investigate defect formation and diffusion in-situ. One of the most remarkable phenomena exhibited by concentrated suspensions of colloidal particles is the spontaneous self-organization into structures with long-range spatial and/or orientational orders. The study also reveals the subtle structural variations that arise by changing the particle shape from spherical to that of a rounded cube. In particular, the roundness of the cube corners, when combined with the self-organization pathway, convective assembly or sedimentation, was shown to influence the final crystal symmetries.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • General Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Meijer, Janne-Mieke

  • Preparation and Characterization of Colloidal Crystals for Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser X-ray Studies

    Pages 25-39

    Meijer, Janne-Mieke

  • Double Hexagonal Close Packed Structure Revealed in a Single Colloidal Crystal Grain by Bragg Rod Analysis

    Pages 41-54

    Meijer, Janne-Mieke

  • Inducing Defects in Colloidal Crystals with Thermosensitive PNIPAm Particles

    Pages 55-70

    Meijer, Janne-Mieke

  • Preparation and Characterization of Colloidal Cubes

    Pages 73-87

    Meijer, Janne-Mieke

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $109.99
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36797-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colloidal Crystals of Spheres and Cubes in Real and Reciprocal Space
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14809-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14809-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14808-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36797-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 155
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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