Nanostructures with long-range order in monolayer self-assembly

Feng Shi, Pradeep Sharma, Donald J. Kouri, Fazle Hussain, Gemunu H. Gunaratne

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A key ingredient for continued expansion of nanotechnologies is the ability to create perfectly ordered arrays on a small scale with both site and size control. Self-assembly-i.e., the spontaneous formation of nanostructures-is a highly promising alternative to traditional fabrication methods. However, efforts to obtain perfect long-range order via self-assembly have been frustrated in practice as ensuing patterns contain defects. We use an idea based on the fundamental physics of pattern formation to introduce a strategy to consistently obtain perfect patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025203
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 19 2008


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