Direct measurements of island growth and step-edge barriers in colloidal epitaxy.

@article{Ganapathy2010DirectMO,
  title={Direct measurements of island growth and step-edge barriers in colloidal epitaxy.},
  author={Rajesh Ganapathy and Mark R Buckley and Sharon J Gerbode and Itai Cohen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327 5964},
  pages={445-8}
}
Epitaxial growth, a bottom-up self-assembly process for creating surface nano- and microstructures, has been extensively studied in the context of atoms. This process, however, is also a promising route to self-assembly of nanometer- and micrometer-scale particles into microstructures that have numerous technological applications. To determine whether atomic epitaxial growth laws are applicable to the epitaxy of larger particles with attractive interactions, we investigated the nucleation and… CONTINUE READING