Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces : Synthesis Using the “ Capillary Bond ”

@inproceedings{Bowden1999MesoscaleSO,
  title={Mesoscale Self-Assembly of Hexagonal Plates Using Lateral Capillary Forces : Synthesis Using the “ Capillary Bond ”},
  author={Ned Bowden and Insung S Choi and Bartosz A Grzybowski and George M Whitesides},
  year={1999}
}
This paper examines self-assembly in a quasi-two-dimensional, mesoscale system. The system studied here involves hexagonal plates (“hexagons”) of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS; 5.4 mm in diameter, 0.9 -2.0 mm thick), with faces functionalized to be hydrophilic or hydrophobic, floating at the interface between perfluorodecalin (PFD) and H 2O. The hexagons assemble by capillary forces originating in the interactions of the menisci at their hydrophobic and hydrophilic rectangular faces. The… CONTINUE READING

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