Template-directed assembly on an ordered microsphere array.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated the capability of an ordered array of microspheres to act as a template for deposition and ordering of a subsequent layer of microspheres. An evaporation-based technique was used to deposit monolayers of large colloidal spheres. A novel technique for selective deposition of polyelectrolyte film was used to stabilize the arrays and optimize the bead-substrate interaction. The template behavior of face-centered cubic and body-centered cubic (bcc) microsphere arrays was studied by optical and scanning electron microscopy, and the packing geometry was found to have a dramatic effect on the arrangement of the subsequent layer. A geometrical interpretation of the experimental data explains why a bcc bead array is well suited to act as a template for an additional layer of microspheres.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grego, S; Jarvis, TW; Stoner, BR; Lewis, JS

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 4971 - 4975

PubMed ID

  • 15896038

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-5827

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-7463

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/la0468850


  • eng