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Three-Dimensional Patterning of Micro/Nanoparticle Assembly with a Single Droplet of Suspension

  • Sun Choi (a1) (a2), Albert P. Pisano (a1) (a2) and Tarek I. Zohdi (a2)


We develop a novel patterning technique to create 3D patterns of micro, nanoparticle assembly via evaporative self-assembly based on confinement/release of micro/nano particles assembly based on the coffee-ring effect of evaporating suspension. Based on the presented technique, we demonstrate that the patterns of 3D assembly of various sizes of microparticles (Silica), metal oxide nanoparticles (TiO2, ZnO) and metallic nanoparticles (Ag) can be successfully generated by low-concentrated particle suspension (1.25 wt % ~ 5 wt %) without additional sintering steps and we also show the geometries of the patterns can be finely controlled by adjusting the parameters of the process.



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Three-Dimensional Patterning of Micro/Nanoparticle Assembly with a Single Droplet of Suspension

  • Sun Choi (a1) (a2), Albert P. Pisano (a1) (a2) and Tarek I. Zohdi (a2)


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