Electroless deposition of zinc oxide on pincushion films prepared by self-organization

Yuji Hirai, Hiroshi Yabu, Masatsugu Shimomura

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This report describes the electroless deposition of zinc oxide on pincushion-like polymer structures prepared by self-organization. By using condensed water droplet arrays as templates, a honeycomb-patterned film was formed after evaporation of solvent and template water droplets from casting polymer solution. Well-ordered pincushion structures were prepared by peeling off the top layer of the honeycomb-patterned film. Thin catalytic gold layer was sputtered onto the pincushion film of polystyrene and amphiphilic copolymer, and the gold-coated pincushion film was dipped in an aqueous solution containing zinc ion and reducer. The scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy revealed that zinc oxide layer was formed on the gold-coated pincushion film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1


  • Electroless deposition
  • Microporous films
  • Self-organization
  • Zinc oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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