Nanoparticle Inks for Directed Assembly of Three-Dimensional Periodic Structures

Qi Li, Jennifer A. Lewis

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Nanoparticle inks for directed assembly of three-dimensional periodic structures were studied. It was reported that the inks must contain a high nanoparticle volume fraction to minimize drying-induced shrinkage after assembly was complete. It was found that this approach opened up an unexplored avenue for engineering complex 3D structures from nanoparticle building blocks, which were relevant for a broad range of technological applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1639-1643
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 2 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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