Title: Self-organized patterns of microparticles in polymer films
Authors : Bauer, Christophe
Gartmann, Nando
Dieu, Le-Quyenh
Zuber, Nora
Dolamic, Igor
Ramm, Jan Hinrich
Brühwiler, Dominik
Published in : Thin Solid Films
Volume(Issue) : 519
Issue : 11
Pages : 3674
Pages to: 3678
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2011
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Polymer; ICBC; Films
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: A simple method to create self-organized patterns of microparticles in polymer films is demonstrated. Dye-loaded zeolite crystals are used as model microparticles, allowing convenient imaging of the patterns by fluorescence microscopy. The pattern formation can be interpreted within the general framework of the model of local self-activation and lateral inhibition. Two starting parameters, namely the polymer concentration and the wet film thickness, control the size and shape of the particle aggregates in the patterns, as well as their spacing. The size of the aggregates ranges from 50 to 340 μm.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.tsf.2011.01.253
ISSN: 0040-6090
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2670
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