Crystalline order on catenoidal capillary bridges
Department of Physics, Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY 13244-1130, USA
Accepted: 17 January 2011
We study the defect structure of crystalline particle arrays on negative Gaussian curvature capillary bridges with vanishing mean curvature (catenoids). The threshold aspect ratio for the appearance of isolated disclinations is found and the optimal positions for dislocations determined. We also discuss the transition from isolated disclinations to scars as particle number and aspect ratio are varied.
PACS: 61.72.Lk – Linear defects: dislocations, disclinations
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