Nanoassembly and Smart Films

Nanoassembly and Smart Films

Our multidisciplinary research has inspired several innovations in nanotechnology, such as a method for the smart assembly of nanoparticles into novel hierarchical structures, including photonic crystals, remote biosensors, and thin films with tailored optical and electrical properties. By combining polymer self-assembly and semi-conductor photolithography techniques, we are developing novel platform technologies for high throughput screening of biomolecules and other MEMS applications.

Nanoassembly Asymmetric particles, like this 5-mm Silica microsphere, are functionalized uniquely on each hemisphere, allowing a wide variety of colloidal superstructures to be engineered with tailored optical and mechanical properties; i.e., photonic crystals and 2D organotemplates.

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