Electrostatic interaction induced nucleation and growth of self-Assembled nanostructures

Trilochan Sahoo, Lee Woon Jang, Yeon Tae Yu, In Hwan Lee

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We performed in-situ growth of self-Assembled nanostructures (SANs) by a wet chemical technique, and demonstrated that electrostatic interactions could be exploited for the initiation of nucleation and growth of SANs at a solid-liquid interface. The formation of SANs of cobalt compound on a Si substrate together with their morphology and structure were investigated. The creation of nucleation sites was attributed to electrostatic adsorption, and in principle a specific adsorption approach could also be invoked for the preparation of SANs. It was found that the SANs of different sizes and shapes could be obtained by varying the concentration of cobalt solution and reducing agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-754
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning ( 2013R1A2A2A07067688 , 2010-0019626 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.


  • Adsorption
  • Cobalt
  • Electrostatic interaction
  • Self-Assembled nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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