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Title: Quasicrystalline order and a crystal-liquid state in a soft-core fluid
Authors: Archer, Andrew J.
Rucklidge, A.M.
Knobloch, Edgar
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © American Physical Society
Citation: ARCHER, 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1211953 (E. K.).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.165501
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15351
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.165501
ISSN: 0031-9007
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