Hydrophilic/hydrophobic surface modification impact on colloid lithography: Schottky-like defects, dislocation, and ideal distribution

Vasilii Burtsev, Valentina Marchuk, Artem Kugaevskiy, Olga Guselnikova, Roman Elashnikov, Elena Miliutina, Pavel Postnikov, Vaclav Svorcik, Oleksiy Lyutakov

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Nano-spheres lithography is actually considered as a powerful tool to manufacture various periodic structures with a wide potential in the field of nano- and micro-fabrication. However, during self-assembling of colloid microspheres, various defects and mismatches can appear. In this work the size and quality of single-domains of closed-packed polystyrene (PS), grown up on thin Au layers modified by hydrophilic or hydrophobic functional groups via diazonium chemistry was studied. The effects of the surface modification on the quality and single-domain size of polystyrene (PS) microspheres array were investigated and discussed. Modified surfaces were characterized using the AFM and wettability tests. PS colloidal suspension was deposited using the drop evaporation method. Resulted PS microspheres array was characterized using the SEM, AFM and confocal microscopy technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018



  • Colloid lithography
  • Ordered structure
  • Polystyrene nanospheres
  • Surface modification
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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