We study the defect structure of crystalline particle arrays on negative Gaussian curvature capillary bridges with vanishing mean curvature (catenoids). The threshold aspect ratio for the appearance of isolated disclinations is found and the optimal positions for dislocations determined. We also discuss the transition from isolated disclinations to scars as particle number and aspect ratio are varied.
Bowick, Mark and Yao, Zhenwei, "Crystalline Order on Catenoidal Capillary Bridges" (2010). Physics. 135.
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