Advanced Functional Materials

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21_17b/2011Patterning Crystal Arrays: “Clinging-Microdroplet” Patterning Upon High-Adhesion, Pillar-Structured Silicon Substrates (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2011)

A “clinging microdroplets” method to fabricate patterning crystal arrays based on high-adhesive superhydrophobic pillar-structured silicon substrates is presented by Lei Jiang and co-workers on page 3297. Patterning crystals are transferred onto flat plates when pressing patterning-loading square-pillar-structured silicon substrates to contact flat surfaces for a short while. The novel and low-cost technique for patterning crystal arrays might yield breakthroughs in areas ranging from nanodevices to nanoelectronics.

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