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《Physics》 2013-03
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Using colloids to understand the dynamics of melting and crystallization

HAN Yi-Long (Department of Physics,The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong,China)  
Crystal freezing and melting have been studied for more than a century, but a theory about their fundamental mechanisms remains unavailable. Experimentally it is difficult to observe the motions of single molecules inside a crystal. In the last two decades, micrometer-sized colloidal particles have been used as outstanding model systems for phase-transition studies. The initial nucleation process can be directly observed under a microscope, and single-particle trajectories can be tracked by image processing. This approach provides rich microscopic information on melting and crystallization.
【Fund】: 香港研资局优配研究基金(批准号:GRF601208)资助项目
【CateGory Index】: O73
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1 Wang Wei-Hua;Institute of Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences;;The nature and properties of amorphous matter[J];Progress in Physics;2013-05
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1 WANG Wei-hua;Institute of Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences;;Ideal Amorphous State[J];Journal of Anhui Normal University(Natural Science);2013-05
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