Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2006, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (03): 350-354.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20060319

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Self-assembling of Microsphere through Template

ZHU Jian-Hua; SHI Jin-Xia; LI Heng; HE Ping-Sheng   

  1. Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
  • Received:2005-08-05 Revised:2005-09-26 Published:2006-03-10
  • Contact: HE Ping-Sheng E-mail:hpsm@ustc.edu.cn

Abstract: Linear and zigzag micro-beads were arranged by means of micro-molding in capillary (MIMIC), the mechanism of self-assembling in MIMIC was primarily studied. Annular micro-beads or semi-annual micro-beads with different numbers of microsphere were arranged through the template of the micro-droplet. When heated up to the softening temperature of polystyrene(PS) microspheres, the microspheres were joint up together. After the aluminum thin film on the substrate was dissolved, the stand-free micro-beads would be obtained. In the further study, the way linking the microsphere will be improved, so that the flexibly stand-free micro-beads can be obatined. The micro-beads can be used as a simple and direct “model” of macromolecular chain. It is hopeful to simulate condensed process of real macromolecules in a mesoscopic scale.

Key words: MIMIC, Micro-beads, Self-assembly, The template of micro-droplet