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Title: Fabrication of FCC-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals using the vertical convective self-assemble method

In order to determine the optimal conditions for the growth of high-quality 250 nm-SiO{sub 2} colloidal crystals by the vertical convective self-assemble method, the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology is applied. The influence of the evaporation temperature, the volume fraction, and the pH of the colloidal suspension is studied by means of an analysis of variance (ANOVA) in a 3{sup 3} factorial design. Characteristics of the stacking lattice of the resulting colloidal crystals are determined by scanning electron microscopy and angle-resolved transmittance spectroscopy. Quantitative results from the statistical test show that the temperature is the most critical factor influencing the quality of the colloidal crystal, obtaining highly ordered structures with FCC stacking lattice at a growth temperature of 40°C.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Thin Films Group, Physics Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 53, Lab. 414, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia)
  2. Microbiology Department, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cr. 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 51, Lab. 101, Bogotá, D.C. (Colombia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280315
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1598; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LDSD 2011: 7. international conference on low dimensional structures and devices, Telchac (Mexico), 22-27 May 2011; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; COLLOIDS; CRYSTALS; EVAPORATION; FCC LATTICES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PH VALUE; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SILICON OXIDES; SUSPENSIONS