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Pleated crystals

A neat study that involves placing colloidal particles on curved oil-glycerol interfaces reveals a new form of crystal defect. The defect is called a pleat, by analogy to the age-old type of fabric fold. See Letter p.947

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Stellacci, F., Mortensen, A. Pleated crystals. Nature 468, 906–907 (2010).

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