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ERIC Number: EJ931316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Fabrication and Characterization of Colloidal Crystal Thin Films
Rodriguez, I.; Ramiro-Manzano, F.; Meseguer, F.; Bonet, E.
European Journal of Physics, v32 n2 p505-515 Mar 2011
We present a laboratory experiment that allows undergraduate or graduate students to get introduced to colloidal crystal research concepts in an interesting way. Moreover, such experiments and studies can also be useful in the field of crystallography or solid-state physics. The work concerns the growth of colloidal crystal thin films obtained from the crystallization of a latex colloidal solution in a wedge cell. Depending on the thickness of the sample, microcrystals with different structures and orientation are obtained. Colloidal arrangements are studied by scanning electronic microscopy images of the top and edge views of several areas of the crystals. (Contains 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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