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Controlling the fabrication of self-assembled microwires from silica nanoparticles
Author(s): Masood Naqshbandi; John Canning; Mellisa Nash; Maxwell J. Crossley
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Paper Abstract

We report on recent advances made in fabricating photonic microwires from silica nanoparticles using evaporative self-assembly. Silica microwires up to 7 cm in length and widths as small as 10 µm were fabricated with rectangular cross sections. A model of fabrication is put forward and confirmed by experimental observation. A crude dependence on concentration for an idealised spherical droplet is explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842182 (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975132
Show Author Affiliations
Masood Naqshbandi, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
John Canning, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Mellisa Nash, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Maxwell J. Crossley, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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