Quasicrystalline order and a crystal-liquid state in a soft-core fluid
journal contributionposted on 2014-07-28, 10:56 authored by Andrew ArcherAndrew Archer, Alastair M. Rucklidge, Edgar Knobloch
A two-dimensional system of soft particles interacting via a two-length-scale potential is studied. Density functional theory and Brownian dynamics simulations reveal a fluid phase and two crystalline phases with different lattice spacing. Of these the larger lattice spacing phase can form an exotic periodic state with a fraction of highly mobile particles: a crystal liquid. Near the transition between this phase and the smaller lattice spacing phase, quasicrystalline structures may be created by a competition between linear instability at one scale and nonlinear selection of the other.
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Published inPHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
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CitationARCHER, A.J., RUCKLIDGE, A.M. and KNOBLOCH, E., 2013. Quasicrystalline order and a crystal-liquid state in a soft-core fluid. Physical Review Letters, 111, 165501, 5pp.
Publisher© American Physical Society
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NotesThis work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1211953 (E. K.).