Crystallization of Nanoscaled Colloids

  • Philip G. Born

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Philip G Born
    Pages 1-19
  3. Convective Particle Assembly

  4. Temperature-Induced Particle Assembly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Philip G Born
      Pages 121-125
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book


This thesis deals with the processes that create ordered assemblies from disordered nanoparticles. Ordered packings of nanoscale particles can exhibit unusual properties. This work investigates the self-assembly of such particles, a process widely employed for the generation of ordered structures, but not yet well understood. In situ methods are used to observe the assembly of sub-micron polymer lattices and sub-10 nm gold particles into crystalline monolayers and aggregates.On the basis of these results, the book develops new models that describe the competition between different influences, such as thermal agitation and directional forces. It suggests necessary criteria that lead to the emergence of order.


Colloidal Crystals Convective Crystallization Induced Agglomeration Microstructured Surfaces Nanometer-scaled Gold Particles Self-assembly of Nanoparticles Sub-micron Polymer lattices Thermal Agitation and Directional Forces

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip G. Born
    • 1
  1. Space (DLR-MP)DLR Institute of Materials PhysicsKölnGermany

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