Journal Article Crystallization of Brownian particles in a pyramidal pit by a uniform external force

Kanatsu, Youhei  ,  Sato, Masahide

84 ( 4 )  , p.044601 , 2015-04-15 , Physical Society of Japan 日本物理学会 (JPS)
We carry out Brownian dynamics simulations and study the crystallization of particles in an inverse pyramidal-shaped container induced by an external force. Owing to the side walls of the container, the face-centered cubic (fcc) structure is mainly formed. In the bulk, both disordered solidlike particles and hexagonal close-packed (hcp) structured particles are hardly formed. These two types of particle appear near the central axis of the container. Their numbers increase with increasing strength of the external force. ©2015 The Physical Society of Japan.

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