Study of the structural evolution within polystyrene and polystyrene-gold composite colloidal crystals by atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy

Simona Badilescu, Ahmad Reza Hajiaboli, Nader Seirafianpour, Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Mojtaba Kahrizi, Vo Van Truong

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    Abstract

    The simultaneous presence of hexagonal and quadratic arrangements of polystyrene microspheres in the top layers of polystyrene and gold-polystyrene composite colloidal crystals has been evidenced by both atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. It is thought that the formation of layers with the two different packing modes is in agreement with the phase transformations found in systems with confined geometries. The results of this study are relevant to the fabrication of high quality photonic crystals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number023113
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume90
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 22

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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