Evolution of interparticle capillary forces during drying of colloidal crystals

Zhou, Zuocheng, Li, Qin and Zhao, X. S. (2006) Evolution of interparticle capillary forces during drying of colloidal crystals. Langmuir, 22 8: 3692-3697. doi:10.1021/la052934c


Author Zhou, Zuocheng
Li, Qin
Zhao, X. S.
Title Evolution of interparticle capillary forces during drying of colloidal crystals
Journal name Langmuir   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0743-7463
1520-5827
Publication date 2006-04-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/la052934c
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 8
Start page 3692
End page 3697
Total pages 6
Place of publication Washington, D.C, U.S.
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Photonic crystals are periodic structures that have the capability to manipulate the photons in the same way as semiconductors do for electrons. The self-assembly strategy that utilizes colloidal crystals as a template to form photonic crystals has received a great deal of recent research interest because it is simple and cost-effective. Experimental studies and theoretical analysis have speculated that capillary forces play a pivotal role in forming the colloidal crystals during the crystal growth process and that particularly during the drying stage the changing of the magnitude of capillary forces is critical to the resultant microstructure. This paper presents a computational analysis of the changing capillary forces, which may throw light on a refined strategy for controlling colloidal crystal growth. © 2006 American Chemical Society.
Keyword Vertical Deposition Method
Photonic Crystals
Liquid Bridge
Inverse Opal
Fabrication
Crystallization
Parameters
Spheres
Growth
Films
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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