From micro-patterns to nano-structures by controllable colloidal aggregation at air-water interface

Xiaorong Xiong, Kerwin Wang, Karl F. Böhringer

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss a method to transform traditional-lithography micro patterns into nano-structures by self-assembly of nano-beads. In our approach, the destined substrate is prepared with hydrophilic micro patterns on hydrophobic background. Colloid with nano-beads wets exclusively the hydrophilic patterns due to interfacial forces when passing through air-water interface. After evaporation of water from the colloid, three-dimensional nano-bead structures are formed. A geometric model is proposed to describe this self-assembly process and its dependence on bead size, concentration, and pattern geometry, which can provide control over the aggregation of three-dimensional nano-structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-624
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 19
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS): Maastricht MEMS 2004 Technical Digest - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 2004 Jan 252004 Jan 29

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Colloids
beads
Self assembly
Agglomeration
Water
air
Air
Lithography
water
colloids
self assembly
Evaporation
Geometry
Substrates
lithography
evaporation
geometry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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