Advanced Materials

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June 18, 2002

Ordered arrays of metallic domes, dots, and pores...

Ordered arrays of metallic domes, dots, and pores can be produced by exploiting a combination of colloidal templating and “over sputtering”. This elegant method involves the deposition of metal onto a layer of polystyrene latex beads. The beads are then removed by heating to leave dome-shaped metal “shells”. Upon further heating the domes can be converted to metallic dots. Pores are obtained if colloidal multilayers are used (K. Okuyama et al., June 18, Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 929-932).

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