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Self-assembly of silicon particles using magnetic levitation

Been, A.J. (2013) Self-assembly of silicon particles using magnetic levitation.

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Abstract:In this work, self-assembly of cubic silicon particles into a crystalline formation using magnetic levitation is presented. A self-assembly set-up was created and characterised. Template-free self-assembly of hydrophilic particles is compared against (1) template-free self-assembly of hydrophilic particles and (2) templated self-assembly of hydrophilic particles. The results show that (1) hydrophobic funcionalisation up to a certain hydrophobicity increased the quality of a self-assembled agglomerate and (2) templated self-assembly increased the amound of good contaacts by a factor two compared to template-free self-assembly. The ultimate goal is full three-dimentional microfabrication capabilities.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering MSc (60353)
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