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A method for the self assembly of a macroscopic structure with a pre-formed nano object is provided. The method includes processing a nano object to a desired aspect ratio and chemical functionality and mixing the processed nano object with a solvent to form a suspension. Upon formation of the suspension, a substrate is inserted into the suspension. By either evaporation of the solvent, changing the pH value of the suspension, or changing the temperature of the suspension, the nano objects within the suspension deposit onto the substrate in an orientational order. In addition, a seed crystal may be used in place of the substrate thereby forming single-crystals and free-standing membranes of the nano-objects.

Title
Method for assembling nano objects
Application Number
10/103803
Publication Number
7147894 (B2)
Application Date
March 25, 2002
Publication Date
December 12, 2006
Inventor
Soojin Oh
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Hideo Shimoda
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Otto Z Zhou
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Agent
Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt P A
Assignee
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NC, US
IPC
B05D 1/18
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