Multilayered crystals of macroions under slit confinement

E. C. Oǧuz*, R. Messina, H. Löwen

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The crystalline ground state of macroions confined between two neutral parallel plates in the presence of their homogeneously spread counterions is calculated by lattice sum minimization of candidate phases involving up to six layers. For increasing macroion density, a cascade of solid-solid transitions is found involving various multilayered crystals. The cascade includes triangular monolayer and buckled bilayer as well as rhombic, squared and triangular phase structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number424110
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number42
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


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