Conjugation of colloidal clusters and chains by capillary condensation

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Capillary condensation was used to establish connections in colloidal clusters and 1D colloidal chains with high regional selectivity. This vapor-phase process produced conjugated clusters and chains with anisotropic functionality. The capillary condensation method is simple and can be applied to a wide range of materials. It can tolerate geometric variations and even permits conjugation of spatially separated particles. The selective deposition was also used to modulate the functionality on the colloid surfaces, producing tip-tethered nanosized building blocks that may be suitable for further assembly via directional interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9920-9921
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume131
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2009

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