Anisotropic particle synthesis by fluidic assembly of microspheres

Joanna Millunchick


2014 HH Dow

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Highly lauded for its potential in biomedical applications - which usually involve particles of tens of microns or larger - microfludic device is marching towards a new scale level. Nanoparticles, unlike microparticles, are Brownian. Their packing and interaction may result in interesting hierarchical particle assmblies, which could unveil great scientific mysteries at fundamental level and impact tremendously in semiconductor and biomedical researches. Focused Ion Beam (FIB) is considered a good complement to existing semiconductor fabrication techniques for micro- and nanofludic device manufacturing, for its short lead time and great micro-maneuverability. By integrating with semiconductor fabrication techniques, we have shown the potential of making innovative device at sub-micron level, which we will eventually try to get down to nano level. This project also includes, but is not limited to, charactization of nano-particle, fabrication process devleopment and device design.