Relaxation and ordering processes in “macroscopic Wigner crystals”
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The equilibrium configurations of a macroscopic Wigner crystal (2D system of interacting charged balls, mechanically excited) and their evolution towards these equilibrium configurations are presented. In particular, the variations of the number of remaining dislocations at equilibrium according to the number of particles, confinement shape and temperature have been extensively explored. One important result is the exhibition of the rapid creation of an unique grain boundary and its shrinkage during the annealing.
KeywordsShrinkage Charged Ball Equilibrium Configuration Wigner Crystal Rapid Creation
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