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Scalable fabrication of micro- and nano-particles utilizing the Rayleigh instability in multi-material fibers
Author(s): S. Shabahang; J. Kaufman; A. F. Abouraddy
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel fabrication method for producing polymer, glass, and metal micro- and nano-particles whose diameters range from 200 microns to under 50 nanometers. This method relies on the Rayleigh capillary instability in a multi-material fiber. The fiber core is made of the target material and has size close to the desired particle diameter embedded in a sacrificial polymer matrix. The fiber temperature is elevated to reduce the core viscosity and the Rayleigh instability results in the breakup of the core into a periodic string of spherical particles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, 80312O (13 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883853
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S. Shabahang, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
J. Kaufman, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
A. F. Abouraddy, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8031:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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