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Meniscus-mediated organization of colloidal nanoparticles

Pauliac-Vaujour, Emmanuelle and Moriarty, Philip (2007) Meniscus-mediated organization of colloidal nanoparticles. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 111 (44). pp. 16255-16260.

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We put forward a new strategy to elucidate and guide the processes underlying the organization of colloidal nanoparticles. The high wettability of toluene on a Teflon ring causes a nanoparticle solution on a silicon substrate to adopt a meniscus, rather than a droplet, shape. This simple ring configuration enables a systematic investigation of the interplay of contact-line dynamics and evaporation in pattern formation in nanoparticle assemblies.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:3295
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:15 Jan 2009 13:28
Last Modified:27 Jan 2009 15:08

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