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Nanopatterning on Reconstructed Ceramic Surfaces

Shetty A, Shwetha and Shenoy, Vijay B and Carter, Barry C and Ravishankar, N (2004) Nanopatterning on Reconstructed Ceramic Surfaces. In: MRS Proceedings, 819 .

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The use of reconstructed ceramic surfaces as templates for nanopatterning has been demonstrated recently. This technique differs from the surface decoration by Au on stepped surfaces of alkali halides which has been a topic of intense research in the past. Some of the intriguing aspects related to the physical origin of the phenomena have been considered here. Based on heterogeneous nucleation of Pt vapor on wedged alumina surfaces, it has been shown that the valley sites are the preferred sites for nucleation. However, the hill sites are decorated by the particles in the present study pointing out to a different physical origin for the formation of the nanoparticles. The role of electrostatic energy reduction on the formation of such nanopatterns is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: MRS Proceedings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Cambridge University Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 09:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39898

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