Abstract

A technique is described for determining the reciprocal lattice basis vectors of randomly oriented colloidal crystals from optical Fourier transform images using a parallel incident beam. This approach is demonstrated by comparing information gathered using this technique with results from real-space images for a single colloidal crystal grain with a random hexagonal close-packed structure. The reciprocal space and available real-space results agreed to within experimental error. The complete set of reciprocal lattice basis vectors was determined using the proposed technique in contrast to the partial lattice information available from real-space images. This technique appears to be generally capable of measuring lattice parameters to within 1% and orientation to better than 1°.

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2002 (1)

V. C. Martelozzo, A. B. Schofield, W. C. K. Poon, and P. N. Pusey, "Structural aging of crystals of hard-sphere colloids," Phys. Rev. E 66, 021408 (2002).

2001 (3)

U. Gasser, E. R. Weeks, A. Schofield, P. N. Pusey, and D. A. Weitz, "Real-space imaging of nucleation and growth in colloidal crystallization," Science 292, 258-262 (2001).

M. S. Elliot and W. C. K. Poon, "Conventional optical microscopy of colloidal suspensions," Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 92, 133-194 (2001).

Z. D. Cheng, J. X. Zhu, W. B. Russel, W. V. Meyer, and P. M. Chaikin, "Colloidal hard-sphere crystallization kinetics in microgravity and normal gravity," Appl. Opt. 40, 4146-4151 (2001).

2000 (2)

E. R. Weeks, J. C. Crocker, A. C. Levitt, A. Schofield, and D. A. Weitz, "Three-dimensional direct imaging of structural relaxation near the colloidal glass transition," Science 287, 627-631 (2000).

R. M. Amos, J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, T. J. Shepherd, and S. C. Kitson, "Fabrication of large-area face-centered-cubic hard-sphere colloidal crystals by shear alignment," Phys. Rev. E 61, 2929-2935 (2000).

1997 (1)

M. S. Elliot, B. T. F. Bristol, and W. C. K. Poon, "Direct measurement of stacking disorder in hard-sphere colloidal crystals," Physica A 235, 216-223 (1997).

1996 (1)

S. E. Phan, W. B. Russel, Z. D. Cheng, J. X. Zhu, P. M. Chaikin, J. H. Dunsmuir, and R. H. Ottewill, "Phase transition, equation of state, and limiting shear viscosities of hard sphere dispersions," Phys. Rev. E 54, 6633-6645 (1996).

1995 (2)

N. A. M. Verhaegh, J. S. Vanduijneveldt, A. van Blaaderen, and H. N. W. Lekkerkerker, "Direct observation of stacking disorder in a colloidal crystal," J. Chem. Phys. 102, 1416-1421 (1995).

A. van Blaaderen and P. Wiltzius, "Real-space structure of colloidal hard-sphere glasses," Science 270, 1177-1179 (1995).

1992 (1)

P. Bartlett, R. H. Ottewill, and P. N. Pusey, "Superlattice formation in binary-mixtures of hard-sphere colloids," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3801-3804 (1992).

1991 (1)

Y. Monovoukas and A. P. Gast, "A study of colloidal crystal morphology and orientation via polarizing microscopy," Langmuir 7, 460-468 (1991).

1990 (1)

S. E. Paulin and B. J. Ackerson, "Observation of a phase-transition in the sedimentation-velocity of hard-spheres," Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 2663-2666 (1990).

1989 (1)

P. N. Pusey, W. van Megen, P. Bartlett, B. J. Ackerson, J. G. Rarity, and S. M. Underwood, "Structure of crystals of hard colloidal spheres," Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 2753-2756 (1989).

1987 (2)

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).

1986 (1)

P. N. Pusey and W. van Megen, "Phase-behavior of concentrated suspensions of nearly hard colloidal spheres," Nature 320, 340-342 (1986).

1981 (1)

B. J. Ackerson and N. A. Clark, "Shear-induced melting," Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 123-126 (1981).

1968 (1)

J. V. Sanders, "Diffraction of light by opals," Acta Crystallogr. 24, 427-434 (1968).

1964 (1)

J. V. Sanders, "Colour of precious opal," Nature 204, 1151-1153 (1964).

1942 (1)

A. J. C. Wilson, "Imperfections in the structure of cobalt II. Mathematical treatment of proposed structure," Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 180, 277-285 (1942).

Acta Crystallogr. (1)

J. V. Sanders, "Diffraction of light by opals," Acta Crystallogr. 24, 427-434 (1968).

Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. (1)

M. S. Elliot and W. C. K. Poon, "Conventional optical microscopy of colloidal suspensions," Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 92, 133-194 (2001).

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

N. A. M. Verhaegh, J. S. Vanduijneveldt, A. van Blaaderen, and H. N. W. Lekkerkerker, "Direct observation of stacking disorder in a colloidal crystal," J. Chem. Phys. 102, 1416-1421 (1995).

Langmuir (1)

Y. Monovoukas and A. P. Gast, "A study of colloidal crystal morphology and orientation via polarizing microscopy," Langmuir 7, 460-468 (1991).

Nature (2)

J. V. Sanders, "Colour of precious opal," Nature 204, 1151-1153 (1964).

P. N. Pusey and W. van Megen, "Phase-behavior of concentrated suspensions of nearly hard colloidal spheres," Nature 320, 340-342 (1986).

Phys. Rev. E (3)

R. M. Amos, J. G. Rarity, P. R. Tapster, T. J. Shepherd, and S. C. Kitson, "Fabrication of large-area face-centered-cubic hard-sphere colloidal crystals by shear alignment," Phys. Rev. E 61, 2929-2935 (2000).

S. E. Phan, W. B. Russel, Z. D. Cheng, J. X. Zhu, P. M. Chaikin, J. H. Dunsmuir, and R. H. Ottewill, "Phase transition, equation of state, and limiting shear viscosities of hard sphere dispersions," Phys. Rev. E 54, 6633-6645 (1996).

V. C. Martelozzo, A. B. Schofield, W. C. K. Poon, and P. N. Pusey, "Structural aging of crystals of hard-sphere colloids," Phys. Rev. E 66, 021408 (2002).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (6)

P. N. Pusey, W. van Megen, P. Bartlett, B. J. Ackerson, J. G. Rarity, and S. M. Underwood, "Structure of crystals of hard colloidal spheres," Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 2753-2756 (1989).

P. Bartlett, R. H. Ottewill, and P. N. Pusey, "Superlattice formation in binary-mixtures of hard-sphere colloids," Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3801-3804 (1992).

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).

B. J. Ackerson and N. A. Clark, "Shear-induced melting," Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 123-126 (1981).

S. E. Paulin and B. J. Ackerson, "Observation of a phase-transition in the sedimentation-velocity of hard-spheres," Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 2663-2666 (1990).

Physica A (1)

M. S. Elliot, B. T. F. Bristol, and W. C. K. Poon, "Direct measurement of stacking disorder in hard-sphere colloidal crystals," Physica A 235, 216-223 (1997).

Proc. R. Soc. London (1)

A. J. C. Wilson, "Imperfections in the structure of cobalt II. Mathematical treatment of proposed structure," Proc. R. Soc. London Ser. A 180, 277-285 (1942).

Science (3)

A. van Blaaderen and P. Wiltzius, "Real-space structure of colloidal hard-sphere glasses," Science 270, 1177-1179 (1995).

E. R. Weeks, J. C. Crocker, A. C. Levitt, A. Schofield, and D. A. Weitz, "Three-dimensional direct imaging of structural relaxation near the colloidal glass transition," Science 287, 627-631 (2000).

U. Gasser, E. R. Weeks, A. Schofield, P. N. Pusey, and D. A. Weitz, "Real-space imaging of nucleation and growth in colloidal crystallization," Science 292, 258-262 (2001).

Other (12)

R. B. Rogers, The Measurement of Solid-Liquid Interfacial Energy in Colloidal Suspensions using Grain Boundary Grooves, Ph.D. dissertation (Case Western Reserve University, 2006).

E. Hecht, Optics (Addison-Wesley, 1987).

J. C. Russ, The Image Processing Handbook (CRC Press, 1999).

D. B. Williams and C. B. Carter, Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Materials Science (Plenum, 1996).

L. Azaroff, Elements of X-Ray Crystallography (McGraw-Hill, 1968).

M. Pluta, Advanced Light Microscopy. Vol. 1. Principles and Basic Properties (Elsevier, 1988).

S. Inoue and K. R. Spring, Video Microscopy: The Fundamentals (Plenum, 1997).

S. G. Lipson, H. Lipson, and D. S. Tannhauser, Optical Physics (Cambridge U. Press, 1995).

J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Princeton U. Press, 1995).

P. N. Pusey, "Colloidal suspensions," in Les Houches Session L1: Liquids, Freezing, and the Glass Transition, J. P. Hansen, D. Levesque, and J. Zinn-Justin, eds. (North-Holland, 1991), pp. 765-942.

W. C. K. Poon and P. N. Pusey, "Phase transition of spherical colloids," in Observation, Prediction and Simulation of Phase Transitions in Complex Fluids, M. Baus, L. F. Hull, and J. -P. Ryckaert, eds. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995), pp. 3-51.

A. Guinier, X-Ray Diffraction in Crystals, Imperfect Crystals, and Amorphous Bodies (W. H. Freeman, 1963).

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