7 November 2012 Controlling the fabrication of self-assembled microwires from silica nanoparticles
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Proceedings Volume 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 842182 (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975132
Event: OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensor, 2012, Beijing, China
Abstract
We report on recent advances made in fabricating photonic microwires from silica nanoparticles using evaporative self-assembly. Silica microwires up to 7 cm in length and widths as small as 10 µm were fabricated with rectangular cross sections. A model of fabrication is put forward and confirmed by experimental observation. A crude dependence on concentration for an idealised spherical droplet is explored.
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Masood Naqshbandi, John Canning, Mellisa Nash, Maxwell J. Crossley, "Controlling the fabrication of self-assembled microwires from silica nanoparticles", Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842182 (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975132; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975132
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