Cover Picture: Stop-Flow Lithography of Colloidal, Glass, and Silicon Microcomponents (Adv. Mater. 24/2008)

Authors

  • Robert F. Shepherd,

    1. Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, U-C 1304 W Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Priyadarshi Panda,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Zhihao Bao,

    1. School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
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  • Kenneth H. Sandhage,

    1. School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 771 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332 (USA)
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  • T. Alan Hatton,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Jennifer A. Lewis,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, U-C 1304 W Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
    • Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, U-C 1304 W Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (USA).
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  • Patrick S. Doyle

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, U-C 1304 W Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA).
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Abstract

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A grand challenge in microfabrication is the creation of simple and complex 3D microcomponents of varying composition from colloidal building blocks. Jennifer Lewis, Patrick Doyle, and co-workers demonstrate on p. 4734 that colloidal, silicon, and glass microcomponents can be rapidly patterned by stop flow lithography (SFL). This work will enable fundamental studies of granular packing as well as provide a low-cost route to MEMS devices. Cover artwork by R. Shepherd, S. Eisenmann, and J. A. Lewis.

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