Mesoscopic patterns of molecular aggregates on solid substrates

N. Maruyama, T. Koito, J. Nishida, T. Sawadaishi, X. Cieren, K. Ijiro, O. Karthaus, M. Shimomura

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    A two-dimensional micron-sized honeycomb structure was formed when a chloroform solution of an amphiphilic polymer was cast on solid surfaces at high atmospheric humidity. This simple method is widely applicable for patterning of molecular aggregates on solid surfaces. Mesoscopic patterns are demonstrated to be formed spontaneously from a variety of amphiphilic polyion complexes, amphiphilic covalent polymers, and organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Size and structure of the patterns can be regulated by concentration, atmospheric humidity, etc.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)854-856
    Number of pages3
    JournalThin Solid Films
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


    • Cast film
    • Convection
    • Hierarchic structure
    • Honeycomb structure
    • Ordered pattern
    • Polyion complex

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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