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3-D Curved Crystal

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Caption: This video shows colloidal beads (bright dots) that have assembled themselves on a liquid droplet to form a three-dimensional curved crystalline structure. The positive electric charges cause the beads to repel each other, leading them to arrange themselves naturally in a honeycomb pattern with each particle equally distant from six others.

Credit: William Irvine, University of Chicago

Usage Restrictions: News organizations may post this video in connection with reports about the research of William Irvine and his associates.

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