This work was partially supported by grants from the Murata Science Foundation and the Tatematsu Foundation to Y. Masuda. We thank Mr. Mitsutaka Amaya and Ms. Satoe Amaya for their help in the evaluation of linear disclinations. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Self-Assembly and Micropatterning of Spherical-Particle Assemblies†
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 7, pages 841–845, April, 2005
How to Cite
Masuda, Y., Itoh, T. and Koumoto, K. (2005), Self-Assembly and Micropatterning of Spherical-Particle Assemblies. Adv. Mater., 17: 841–845. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400576
- Issue published online: 30 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 19 APR 2004
- Assembly, colloidal;
- Photonic crystals;
Spherical-particle assemblies (see Figure) are fabricated by micropatterning of methanol droplets containing SiO2. Hydrophilic regions of a patterned self-assembled monolayer (SAM) are covered with methanol solution containing SiO2 particles and immersed in decahydronaphthalene. The particles assemble to form micropatterns of spherical-particle assemblies on the hydrophilic regions of the SAM.