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Two-dimensional arrays self-assembled via interference of concentration modulation waves in drying solutions

Li, S and Chun, YT and Li, J and Shrestha, P and Ahn, H and Ahn, D and Sohn, JI and Hong, W-K and Kim, B and Deng, Y and Chu, D Two-dimensional arrays self-assembled via interference of concentration modulation waves in drying solutions. Materials Horizons, 6. pp. 507-514. ISSN 2051-6347 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Self-assembling of patterned nanostructures in solution-processed thin films with multiphase block-copolymers is possible. Generation of small and well-defined regular structures directly from single-phase polymer films is challenging. Here, 2-dimensional (2D) patterned array in single-phase polymers was self-assembled by a solution process. One-dimensional spinodal precipitation with a characteristic wavelength was created along a pinned contact line of the drying solution to form a one-dimensional periodic structure (1DPS) via geometry and concentration confinements. The latter was uncovered from the liquid by sequential depinning and repinning of the contact line. A new 1DPS with an inherited phase re-emerged and triggered depinning and repinning. The process was self-repeated and a 2D array formed with a tuneable lattice type and parameters, which was governed by the interference of two concentration-modulated waves.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 20:06
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 18:39
DOI: 10.1039/c8mh01264d