Patterning of a colloidal crystal film on a modified hydrophilic and hydrophobic surface

Zhong Ze Gu, Akira Fujishima, Osamu Sato

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The unique photochemical properties of TiO2 provides a stepwise approach for the easy and precise patterning of colloidal crystal films. In this approach patterns of hydrophobic and hydrophilic areas are formed on a TiO2 surface and then a colored film of monodispersed polystyrene spheres is deposited on to the hydrophilic region (fish- shaped pattern in the example shown).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2067-2070
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 17 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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