Significant advances in confocal microscopy have meant that the preparation of the colloidal hard-spheres used with this instrument have also had to develop. These advances in colloidal engineering will be reviewed.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..