Nanoparticle Assembly and Transport at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces

@article{Lin2003NanoparticleAA,
  title={Nanoparticle Assembly and Transport at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces},
  author={Y. Lin and Habib Skaff and Todd Emrick and Anthony D Dinsmore and Thomas P. Russell},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={299},
  pages={226 - 229}
}
The self-assembly of particles at fluid interfaces, driven by the reduction in interfacial energy, is well established. However, for nanoscopic particles, thermal fluctuations compete with interfacial energy and give rise to a particle-size–dependent self-assembly. Ligand-stabilized nanoparticles assembled into three-dimensional constructs at fluid-fluid interfaces, where the properties unique to the nanoparticles were preserved. The small size of the nanoparticles led to a weak confinement of… 

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