Controlled Self-Assembling Patterns of Colloidal Crystal by Solvent Modification
Vertical deposition technique to fabricate thin film solid artificial opals is becoming widely used. In present work, we report on solvent modification and its effect on the arrangement of colloidal crystals. Micrometer-sized periodic stripe patterns of colloidal crystal were formed from the aqueous ethanol mixture solvents containing higher concentration of ethanol.
M.K. Lei, X.P. Zhu, K.W. Xu and B.S. Xu
J. Wang et al., "Controlled Self-Assembling Patterns of Colloidal Crystal by Solvent Modification ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 373-374, pp. 694-697, 2008