Evaporative Self-assembly Of Ordered Complex Structures

Evaporative Self-assembly Of Ordered Complex Structures

By: Zhiqun Lin (editor)Hardback

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The use of spontaneous self-assembly, as a lithographic tool and as an external field-free means to construct well-ordered and intriguing patterns, has received much attention due to its ease of producing complex, large-scale structures with small feature sizes. An extremely simple route to highly-ordered, complex structures is the evaporative self-assembly of nonvolatile solutes (e.g., polymers, nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and DNA) from a sessile droplet on a solid substrate. To date, a few studies have elegantly demonstrated that self-organized nanoscale, microscale, and hierarchically structured patterns have been readily obtained from sophisticated control of droplet evaporation. These include convective assembly in evaporating menisci, the alignment of nanomaterials by programmed dip coating and controlled anisotrophic wetting/dewetting processes, facile microstructuring of functional polymers by the "Breath Figure" method, controlled evaporative self-assembly in confined geometries, etc.This book is unique in this regard in providing a wide spectrum of recent experimental and theoretical advances in evaporative self-assembly techniques. The ability to engineer an evaporative self-assembly process that yields a broad range of complex, well-ordered and intriguing structures with small feature sizes composed of polymers of nanocrystals of different size and shapes as well as DNA over large areas offers tremendous potential for applications in electronics, optoelectronics, photonics, sensors, information processing and data storage devices, nanotechnology, high-throughput drug discovery, chemical detection, combinatorical chemistry, and biotechnology.


Drying a Sessile Droplet - Imaging and Analysis of Transport and Deposition Patterns (H Hu & R Larson); Convective Assembly of Patterned Media (M Ghosh & K Stebe); Materials Deposition in Evaporating Menisci - Fundamentals and Engineering Applications of the Convective Assembly Process (B Prevo & O Velev); Organized Structures Formation Driven by Interfacial Instability at the Three Phase Contact Line - Langmuir-Blodgett Patterning (X D Chen & L F Chi); Patterning and Assembling Nanomaterials by Dip Coating (J Kim et al.); Fabrication of Nano/Microstructured Organic Polymer Films Using the Process of Condensation: Self-Assembly of Breath Figures (M Srinivasarao); Self-Assembly of Highly Ordered Structures Enabled by Controlled Evaporation of Confined Microfluids (M H Byun & Z Q Lin); Guided Assembly by Surface Controlled Dewetting and Evaporation (J J Guan & J L Lee).

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  • ISBN13: 9789814304689
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9789814304689
  • ISBN10: 9814304689

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