Patterning microsphere surfaces by templating colloidal crystals

Gang Zhang, Dayang Wang, Helmuth Möhwald

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By using the upper single or double layers in colloidal crystals as masks during Au vapor deposition, various Au patterns have been successfully constructed on the surfaces of the lower spheres. The dimension and geometry of the Au patterns obtained are dependent on the orientation of the colloidal crystal templates. Our patterning procedure is independent of the curvature and chemical composition of the surfaces, which definitely pave a promising way to pattern highly curved surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalNano letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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