Self-assembly of ordered layers of silica microspheres on a vertical plate
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The features of the formation of an ordered solid phase of silica microspheres deposited from a colloidal solution onto the surface of a vertical glass plate have been studied. Mechanisms of the solid phase formation during the self-oscillating motion of the solution-substrate contact line, in which a variable-thickness structure is formed, are considered. It is established that hexagonal and cubic lattices are regularly formed in this system of particles.
KeywordsContact Line Dark Line Vertical Band Close Packed Structure Silica Microsphere
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