Meissner M, Dong J, Eggers J, Seddon AM, and Royall CP, " Oil-in-water microfluidics on the colloidal scale: new routes to self-assembly and glassy packings", Soft Matter, DOI: 0.1039/c6sm02390h (2017). PDF download.

Griffiths S, Turci F and Royall CP " Local structure of percolating gels at very low volume fractions ", J. Chem. Phys. 146 014905 (2017) PDF download.


Turci F. Tarjus G, and Royall CP "From glass formation to icosahedral ordering by curving three-dimensional space", ArXiV 1609.03044 (2016). Link to ArXiV.

Pinchaipat R, Campo M, Turci F, Hallet JE, Speck T, and Royall CP "Experimental Evidence for a Structural-Dynamical Transition in Trajectory Space", ArXiV 1609.00327 (2016). Link to ArXiV.

Razali A, Fullerton CJ, Turci F, Hallet JE, Jack RL and Royall CP "Effects of vertical confinement on gelation and sedimentation of colloids", ArXiV 1610.01123 (2016). Link to ArXiV.

Taffs J and Royall CP "The role of fivefold symmetry in suppressing crystallisation", Nature Communications 7 13225 (2016). Link to Nature Website (open access).

Pinney R, Liverpool, T and Royall CP "Structure in Sheared Supercooled Liquids: Dynamical Rearrangements of an Effective System of Icosahedra", J. Chem. Phys. 143 244507 (2016). PDF download.

Dougan N, Crowther P, Royall CP and Turci F " Controlling local order of athermal self-propelled particles", J. Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiment 124001 (2016). PDF download.

Turci, F and Royall CP "Crystallisation driven by sedimentation: a particle resolved study", J. Stat. Mech.: Theory and Experiment 8 084004 (2016). PDF download.

Statt A, Pinchaipat R, Turci, F, Evans R and Royall CP "Direct Observation in 3d of Structural Crossover in Binary Hard Sphere Mixtures" J. Chem. Phys. 144 144506 (2016). PDF download.

Bzdek BR, Power RM, Simpson SH, Reid JP and Royall CP “Precise, contactless measurements of the surface tension of picolitre aerosol droplets" Chem. Sci. 7 274 (2016). PDF download.

Williams I, Oguz EC, Speck T, Bartlett P, Loewen H and Royall CP “Transmission of torque at the nanoscale", Nature Physics, 12 98-103 Link to Nature Website.


Pinney R, Liverpool T and Royall CP “Recasting a model atomic glassformer as a system of iIcosahedra", J. Chem. Phys. 143 244507 (2015). PDF download.

Crowther P, Turci F and Royall CP “The nature of geometric frustration in the Kob-Andersen mixture", J. Chem. Phys. 143 044503 (2015). PDF download.

Royall CP, Eggers J, Furukawa A and Tanaka H, “Probing Colloidal Gels at Multiple Length Scales: The Role of Hydrodynamics", Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 258302 (2015). PDF download.

Tamborini E, Royall CP and Cicuta P "Correlation between crystalline order and vitrification in colloidal monolayers", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 27 194124 (2015). PDF download.

Gray AT, Mould E, Royall CP and Williams I "Structural characterisation of polycrystalline colloidal monolayers in the presence of aspherical impurities ", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 27 194108 (2015). PDF download.

Royall CP and Williams SR "The role of structure in dynamical arrest”. Phys. Rep. 560 1-75 (2015). PDF download Updated version on ArXiV.

Dunleavy AJ, Wiesner K, Yamamoto R and Royall, CP "Mutual information reveals multiple structural relaxation mechanisms in a model glassformer” Nature Communications, 6 6089 (2015). Link to Nature Website (open access article).

Williams I, Oguz EC, Bartlett P, Loewen H and Royall CP "Flexible confinement leads to multiple relaxation regimes in glassy colloidal liquids", J. Chem. Phys. 142 024505 (2015). PDF download.

Royall CP, Malins A, Dunleavy AJ, Pinney R, "Strong geometric frustration in model glassformers", in press, J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 307 37-43 (2014). PDF download.

Rios de Anda I, Statt A, Turci F and Royall CP Low-density crystals in charged colloids : Comparison with Yukawa theory", Contributions to Plasma Physics, 55 172-179 (2015). PDF download.


Royall CP, Williams SR and Tanaka H "The nature of the glass and gel transitions in sticky spheres", Link to ArXiV.

Jack RL, Dunleavy AJ and Royall CP "Information-Theoretic Measurements of Coupling between Structure and Dynamics in Glass Formers" Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 095703 (2014). PDF download.

Williams I, Oguz EC, Bartlett P, Loewen H and Royall CP "The effect of boundary adaptivity on hexagonal ordering and bistability in circularly confined quasi hard discs" J. Chem. Phys. 140 104907 (2014). PDF download.


Williams I, Oguz EC, Bartlett P, Loewen H and Royall CP "Direct measurement of osmotic pressure via adaptive confinement of quasi hard disc colloids", Nature Communications 4 2555 (2013). PDF download from Nature website.

  Royall CP, Malins A, Dunleavy AJ, Pinney R “ "Geometric frustration is strong in model fragile glassformers" in "Fragility of Glassforming Liquids" Eds : Greer AL, Kelton KF and Sastry S. Hindustan Book Agency, New Delhi, India.

Malins A, Williams SR, Eggers J and Royall CP "Identification of Structure in Condensed Matter with the Topological Cluster Classification" J. Chem. Phys. 139 234506 (2013). PDF download.

Malins A, Eggers J and Royall CP "Investigating Isomorphs with the Topological Cluster Classification", J. Chem. Phys. (2013). 139 234505 (2013)) PDF download.

Malins A, Eggers J, Tanaka H and Royall CP "Lifetimes and Lengthscales of Structural Motifs in a Model Glassformer" Faraday Discussions 167 405-423 (2013). PDF download.

Klix CL, Murata K, Tanaka H, Williams SR, Malins A and Royall CP "Novel kinetic trapping in charged colloidal clusters due to self-induced surface charge organization" Scientific Reports, 3, 2072 (2013). Link to Nature Website (open access)

Malins A, Eggers J, Royall CP, Williams SR and Tanaka H, "Identification of long-lived clusters and their link to slow dynamics in a model glass former" J. Chem. Phys, 138, 12A535 (2013). PDF download.

Zhang I, Royall CP, Bartlett P, Faers MA, "Phase separation dynamics in colloid-polymer mixtures: the effect of interaction range" Soft Matter, 9, 2076-2084 (2013). PDF download.

Taffs J, Williams SW, Tanaka H and Royall CP, "Structure and kinetics in the freezing of nearly hard spheres", Soft Matter, 9, 297 - 305 (2013). PDF download.

Royall CP, Poon WCK, and Weeks ER, "In search of colloidal hard spheres", Soft Matter, 9, 17-27 (2013). PDF download.


Dunleavy A, Wiesner K and Royall CP, "Using mutual information to measure order in model glass-formers" Phys. Rev. E, 86, 041505 (2012). PDF download

Speck T, Malins A and Royall CP "First-Order Phase Transition in a Model Glass Former: Coupling of Local Structure and Dynamics", Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 195703 (2012). PDF download

Taylor SE, Evans, R. and Royall CP, "Temperature as an external field for colloid-polymer mixtures : "quenching" by heating and "melting" by cooling", J. Phys: Condens. Matter, 24, 464128 (2012). PDF download

Royall CP and Malins A "The role of quench rate in colloidal gels" Faraday Discussions, 158, 301-311 (2012). PDF download

Yoshizawa, K, Wakabayashi, N, Yonese M, Yamanaka J, Royall CP, "Phase separation in binary colloids with charge asymmetry" Soft Matter, 8, 11732 (2012). PDF download

Rice R, Roth R, and Royall CP, "Faceted polyhedral colloidal 'rocks' : low-dimensional networks", Soft Matter 8, 1163-1167, (2012). PDF download

Poon WCK, Weeks ER and Royall CP, "On measuring colloidal volume fractions", Soft Matter 8 21-30 (2012). PDF download


Malins A, Williams SR, Eggers J, Tanaka H and Royall CP, "The effect of inter-cluster interactions on the structure of colloidal clusters" J. Non-crystalline Solids, 357, 760-766, (2011) PDF download

Loewen H, Royall CP, Ivlev, A and Morfill, GE, "Charged colloidal dispersions and their link to complex plasmas", Am. Inst. Phys. Conf. Proc. 1397, 201 (2011). PDF download

Vissers T, Rex M, Imhof, A, Loewen H, Royall CP and van Blaaderen A, "Lane Formation in Driven Colloidal Mixtures", Soft Matter, 7, 2352-2356 (2011). PDF download.

Royall CP and Williams SR " C60: the first one-component gel?", invited submission to J. Phys. Chem. B. for special issue "clusters in complex fluids", 115, 7288-7293 (2011). PDF download.


Godonoga M, Malins A, Williams SR and Royall CP "The local structure of the gas-liquid interface", invited submission to Mol. Phys. special issue in honour of Bob Evans' 65th Birthday, 109, 1393-1402 (2010). PDF download.

Taffs J, Malins A, Williams S and Royall CP, "The effect of attractions on the structure of liquids and colloidal fluids" J. Chem. Phys. 133, 244901 (2010). PDF download.

Klix CL, Royall CP and Tanaka, H, "Structural and dynamical features of multiple metastable glassy states in a colloidal system with competing interactions" Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 165702 (2010). PDF download

Wysocki A, Royall CP, Winkler R, Gompper G, Tanaka H, van Blaaderen A and Loewen H, "Multi-particle collision dynamics simulations of sedimenting colloidal dispersions in confinement", Faraday Discussions, 144, 245-252, (2010). PDF download

Leocmach M, Royall CP and Tanaka H, "Novel zone formation due to interplay between sedimentation and phase ordering", EuroPhys. Lett. 89 38006 (2010). PDF download

Taffs J, Malins A, Williams SR and Royall CP, "A structural comparison of models for colloid-polymer mixtures", J. Phys:Cond. Matter, 22, 104119 (2010). PDF download


Malins A, Williams SR, Eggers J, Tanaka H and Royall CP, "Geometric frustration in small colloidal clusters", J. Phys:Cond. Matter, 20, 494222, (2009). PDF download

Elsner N, Royall CP, Vincent B and Snoswell D, "Simple models for two-dimensional tunable colloidal crystals in rotating AC electric fields" J Chem Phys, 130, 154901 (2009). PDF download.

Wysocki A, Royall CP, Winkler R, Gompper G, Tanaka H, van Bladaeren A and Loewen H. "Direct observation of hydrodynamic instabilities in driven non-uniform colloidal dispersions" Soft Matter, 5, 1340-1344 (2009). PDF download.


Ohtsuka T, Royall CP, and Tanaka, H, "Local structure and dynamics in colloidal fluids and gels", Europhysics Letters, 84, 46002 (2008). PDF download.

Schmidt M, Royall CP, Dzubiella J and van Blaaderen, A. "Non-equilibrium sedimentation of colloids: Confocalmicroscopy and Brownian dynamics simulations", J. Phys:Cond. Matter, 20, 494222 (2008). PDF download.

Royall CP, Vermolen, ECM, van Blaaderen, A. and Tanaka H, "Controlling competition between crystallisation and glass formation in binary colloids with an external field," J. Phys:Cond. Matter, 20, 404225 (2008). PDF download.

Royall CP Williams SR, Ohtsuka, T and Tanaka, H, "Direct observation of a local structural mechanism for dynamical arrest", Nature Materials, 7, 556-561 (2008). PDF download from Nature website.

Wiilliams SR, Royall CP and Bryant, G, "Crystallization of dense binary hard sphere mixtures with marginal size ratio", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 225502 (2008). PDF download.

Royall CP, Wiilliams SR, Ohtsuka, T and Tanaka, H, "Direct observation low-energy clusters in a colloidal gel", Am. Inst. Phys. Conf. Proc. 982 97 (2008).


Royall CP, Aarts, DGAL and Tanaka H, "Bridging lengthscales in colloidal liquid-vapour interfaces: from near-critical divergence to single particles", Nature Physics, 3, 636-640 (2007). PDF download from Nature website.

Royall CP, Louis, AA and Tanaka H, "Measuring coloidal interactions with confocal microscopy", J. Chem. Phys., 127 044507 (2007). PDF download.

Royall CP, Dzubiella, J, Schmidt, M and van Blaaderen, A, "Nonequilibrium Sedimentation of Colloids on the Particle Scale", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 188304 (2007). PDF download.


2006 and before

Royall CP, Leunissen ME, Hyninnen A-P, Dijkstra M and van Blaaderen A "Re-entrant melting and freezing in a model system of charged colloids" J. Chem. Phys. 124 244706 (2006) PDF download.

Leunissen ME, Christova CG, Hyninnen A-P, Royall CP, Campbell AI, Imhof A, Dijkstra M, van Roij R and van Blaaderen A, "Ionic colloidal crystals of oppositely charged particles", Nature, 437PDF download from Nature website.

Royall CP, Aarts DGAL, Tanaka H "Fluid structure in colloid-polymer mixtures: the competition between electrostatics and depletion" J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 17 S3401 (2005). PDF download.

Royall CP, van Roij, R, van Blaaderen A, "Extended sedimentation profiles in charged colloids: the gravitational length, entropy, and electrostatics" J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 17 2315-2326, (2005). PDF download.

Royall CP, Leunissen ME, van Blaaderen A, "A new colloidal model system to study long range interactions quantitatively in real space," J. Physics Cond. Matter15 S3581, (2003). PDF download.

Royall CP, "The behaviour of silica in matt water-based lacquers", Phd thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000. PDF download

Royall CP, Donald AM, "Optimisation of environmental SEM for observation of drying in matt water based lacquers" Scanning, 24 305-313 (2002). PDF download.

Royall CP, Donald AM, "Surface properties and structural collapse of silica in matte water based lacquers" Langmuir, 18 9519-9526, (2002). PDF download.

Royall CP, Donald AM, "Structure of silica in matt water-based lacquer" Phys. Rev. E, 66 021406 Part 1 (2002) PDF download.

Royall CP, Thiel BL, Donald AM, "Radiation damage of water in environmental scanning electron microscopy" J Microscopy-Oxford 204 185-195 (2001) PDF download

Donald AM, He CB, Royall CP, et al., "Applications of environmental scanning electron microscopy to colloidal aggregation and film formation" Colloid Surface A 17437-53 (2000) PDF download

Royall CP, Donald AM "Confocal laser scanning microscopy and environmental SEM applied to matting water-based lacquers" Abstr Pap Am. Chem. Soc. 218: 17-PMSE Part 2 (1999) and ACS symposium series, 790, Chapter 11, (2001) PDF download