By Philip G. Born

This thesis offers with the strategies that create ordered assemblies from disordered nanoparticles. Ordered packings of nanoscale debris can show strange houses. This paintings investigates the self-assembly of such debris, a strategy greatly hired for the iteration of ordered buildings, yet now not but good understood. In situ equipment are used to monitor the meeting of sub-micron polymer lattices and sub-10 nm gold debris into crystalline monolayers and aggregates. at the foundation of those effects, the booklet develops new types that describe the contest among varied affects, reminiscent of thermal agitation and directional forces. It indicates priceless standards that bring about the emergence of order.

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Evaporation at substrate sides. Substrates pin the suspension at their edges. At the pinning edges, menisci form, strong evaporation occurs and particles accumulate. This leads to enhanced deposition of particles at the substrate edges. For setups with substrates fully immersed into the suspension this is a marginal problem, but for setups with the suspension confined under a blade this leads to significant loss of particles and unwanted deposits at the sides of the substrate (Fig. 7a). Diffusion barriers that prevent evaporation to the sides (Fig.

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