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Issue 7, 2010
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Cellular pattern separation into nanodroplets

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We present here the dewetting occurring on the nanometre scale, in which nanodroplets are formed by cellular pattern separation. The experimental results show that the nucleated nanodroplets were closely packed (undivided) and constituted a cellular structure. In this cellular structure, nanodroplets aligned into a monodirectional texture, and subsequently separated from each other with the dewetting proceeding, which is consistent with the theoretical analysis. Our results offer important clues for further exploring the method of producing nanodroplets and nanoparticles in industry and nanotechnology research.

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2009, accepted on 07 Dec 2009 and first published on 04 Feb 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B919740K
Soft Matter, 2010,6, 1527-1532

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    Cellular pattern separation into nanodroplets

    J. Ma, G. Jing and D. Yu, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 1527
    DOI: 10.1039/B919740K

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