Anisotropic particles assemble to spontaneously form columnar arrays. Hybrid nanotube/nanowire particles (silica nanotubes partially filled with metallic cores) deposit with their denser metallic ends towards the surface, orienting them vertically. Up to 84% are observed to be standing over a 0.64 cm2 area within 15 min. Standing percentage is found to be dependent on particle surface concentration.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)