Self-Organized Formation of Parallel-Banded Structures through Synchronization of Twisted Growth

Shingo Mizue, Shunsuke Ibaraki, Ryuta Ise, Gen Sazaki, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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Abstract

Self-organized formation of parallel-banded structures was demonstrated through the twisted growth of K2Cr2O7 in a thin layer of a viscous solution containing poly(acrylic acid) on a glass substrate. Dense branching of the twisted crystals was induced by increasing their growth rate under a controlled flow of nitrogen gas. Periodically banded structures were then obtained by the synchronization of the twist in the parallel branches. Specific structural colors originating from the parallel-banded structures as a diffraction grating were observed on the self-organized patterns of the twisted crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3694-3699
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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