Self assembly of organic microcrystals 1: Electrostatic attachment of polydiacetylene microcrystals on a polyelectrolyte surface

Sukant K. Tripathy, Hideyuki Katagi, Hitoshi Kasai, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Hiroyuki Oshikiri, Jayant Kumar, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Shuji Okada, Hachiro Nakanishi

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Abstract

A new approach to processing organic microcrystals through electrostatic self assembly is presented. Organic microcrystals produced by a recently reported method in an aqueous medium are charge stabilized and electrostatically adsorbed on oppositely charged polyelectrolyte coated substrates. Dense `microcrystal-monolayer' coverage can be achieved by producing a coherent film of the thickness defined by the microcrystal dimension. Layer-by-layer deposition for thick film growth and adsorption on patterned substrates will be the approaches for further processing of the microcrystal systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L343-L345
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Volume37
Issue number3 B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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