Self-assembly of submicron particles between electrodes

Z. Z. Gu, Q. B. Meng, S. Hayami, A. Fujishima, O. Sato

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A method for the fabrication of opal films between parallel transparent electrodes is described. Monodispersed particles are assembled by taking advantage of the rheological force induced by the evaporation of a solvent in a thin capillary cell. Three-dimensional opal films with controllable thickness could be fabricated, in which a regular hexagonal arrangement of particles parallel to the substrates over a large area was observed. Such a sandwich-like photonic device may find applications in fabricating electrically tunable photonic crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2042-2044
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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