Under-Liquid Self-Assembly of Submerged Buoyant Polymer Particles.

@article{Multanen2016UnderLiquidSO,
  title={Under-Liquid Self-Assembly of Submerged Buoyant Polymer Particles.},
  author={Victor Multanen and Roman Pogreb and Yelena Bormashenko and Evgeny Shulzinger and Gene Whyman and Mark Frenkel and Edward Y Bormashenko},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 23},
  pages={5714-20}
}
The self-assembly of submerged cold-plasma-treated polyethylene beads (PBs) is reported. The plasma-treated immersed millimetrically sized PBs formed well-ordered 2D quasicrystalline structures. The submerged floating of "light" (buoyant) PBs is possible because of the energy gain achieved by the wetting of the high-energy plasma-treated polymer surface… CONTINUE READING