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Keywords:

  • self-assembly;
  • 3D assembled structures;
  • non-close-packed structures;
  • bonding colloids;
  • electric fields
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A facile method is demonstrated for bonding assembled colloids without loss of colloidal stability by thermal annealing. Examples include both close-packed and non-close-packed structures. The confocal microscopy image shows a cross-section of a 3D labyrinthine structure after it was made permanent. The 3D network is completely preserved after the annealing step.