Selective fusion, solvent dissolution, and local symmetry effects in inversion of colloidal crystals to ordered porous films.

@article{Zhang2010SelectiveFS,
  title={Selective fusion, solvent dissolution, and local symmetry effects in inversion of colloidal crystals to ordered porous films.},
  author={Ting Zhang and Jun Qian and Xinlin Tuo and Jun Yuan},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={3690-4}
}
Polystyrene-methacrylic core-shell nanospheres, self-assembled into face-centered-cube-like colloidal crystals with their (001) planes parallel to the substrate, have been transformed into ordered pore structures by a toluene treatment. Detailed analysis by transmission electron microscopy reveals that the morphological transformation is preceded by an… CONTINUE READING