Rapid Self-Assembly of Shaped Microtiles into Large, Close-Packed Crystalline Monolayers on Solid Surfaces

TitleRapid Self-Assembly of Shaped Microtiles into Large, Close-Packed Crystalline Monolayers on Solid Surfaces
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsWang, P-Y, C. W. Shields, IV, Zhao, T, Jami, H, Lopez, GP, Kingshott, P
JournalSmall
Date Published01/2016
Abstract

The rapid self-assembly of photolithographic microtiles into large crystalline monolayers is achieved. Crystalline monolayers get trapped at the liquid–liquid interface and re-emerge at the air–liquid interface by mixing a cosolvent, which then deposits on the solid surface in seconds. This method has the potential to assemble different shapes and sizes of microtiles into complex architectures.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201503130/full
DOI10.1002/smll.201503130