Selective Transfer of Insoluble Particles from a Liquid/Liquid Interface

Authors

  • Nathanael R. Sieb,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 (Canada)
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  • Byron D. Gates

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 (Canada)
    • Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 (Canada).
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  • This research was supported in part by NSERC through a Discovery Grant and by SFU. Infrastructure support was provided in part by CFI with matching funds from BCKDF. This work made use of 4D LABs shared facilities supported by CFI, BCKDF, and SFU. We thank Dr. Li Yang for assistance with the SEM imaging, and we also thank Dr. Hogan Yu for equipment access for contact angle measurements. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

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High-resolution patterns of insoluble particles are obtained by selectively transferring particles from a liquid-liquid interface onto a planar substrate. This technique can rapidly assemble insoluble particles of different sizes into a range of patterns over areas of at least 1 mm2.

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