Fabrication and characterization of 2D and 3D ordered arrays of nanoparticles

Byron Gates, Ziyi Zhong, Younan Xia*

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Two methods are presented which have been successfully used to fabricate highly ordered 2D and 3D arrays of nano-scale particles. The first method uses a combination of microcontact printing (μCP) and surface-templated reactions to form 2D patterned arrays of nanoparticles on silicon substrates. The second method uses confined self-assembly to crystallize colloidal particles into 3D cubic-close-packed (ccp) arrays (or opaline structures).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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