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Patterning the Surface of Colloidal Microspheres and Fabrication of Nonspherical Particles


  • This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Education's AcRF Tier 1 Grant (R-279-000-224-112).


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One seed for two: Microspheres with patterned surfaces were obtained by modifying the surface of microspheres of a self-assembled colloidal crystal and redispersion of the colloidal crystal into individual particles. With these surface-patterned spheres as seeds, two types of nonspherical particles were fabricated by the seeded particle growth method.