Elucidating the role of surface hydrolysis in preparing organosilane nanostructures via particle lithography

Jie-Ren Li, Jayne C. Garno

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Abstract

A new method of particle lithography is described for preparing rings or nanoporous films of organosilanes. Millions of exquisitely uniform and precisely spaced nanostructures with designed surface chemistry can be rapidly produced using vapor deposition through mesoparticle masks. Nanoscopic amounts of water are essential for initiating surface hydrosilation. Thus, the key step for preparing covalently bonded nanostructures of organosilanes is to control drying parameters to spatially direct the placement of water on surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1916-1922
Number of pages7
JournalNano Letters
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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