Submicrometer-sized polystyrene particles packing on silicon microfabricated substrate

Manabu Tanaka*, Naonobu Shimamoto, Takashi Tanii, Iwao Ohdomari, Hiroyuki Nishide

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The Packing of submicrometer-sized polystyrene particle within micro-boxes; micrometer-sized squarely recessed pits, was achieved using silicon microfabricated substrates and a simple dipping and pulling-up process. A special phenomenon, cubic packing structures of the particles, was observed when using a micro-box substrate with a few times larger side-length than the particle diameters. Several particle packing structures within different sized micro-boxes were demonstrated, and the relationship between the particle packing structures and micro-box sizes were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssembly at the Nanoscale
Subtitle of host publicationToward Functional Nanostructured Materials
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2005 Nov 282005 Dec 2

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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