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Untraditional Approach to Complex Hierarchical Periodic Arrays with Trinary Stepwise Architectures of Micro-, Submicro-, and Nanosized Structures Based on Binary Colloidal Crystals and Their Fine Structure Enhanced Properties

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posted on 27.12.2011, 00:00 by Yue Li, Naoto Koshizaki, Hongqiang Wang, Yoshiki Shimizu
A unique approach for fabricating complex hierarchical periodic arrays with trinary stepwise architectures of micro- and submicro- as well as nanosized structures by combining a novel double-layered binary colloidal crystal with pulsed laser deposition techniques is developed. The present strategy is universal and nanostructures with different materials can be easily prepared in the complex hierarchical periodic arrays. This approach offers the advantage of low costs compared to conventional lithographic techniques. These as-prepared unique structures cannot be directly fabricated by conventional lithography. These special hierarchically structured arrays demonstrate fine structure-enhanced performances, including superhydrophilicity without UV irradiation and surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), which is highly valuable for designing micro/nanodevices, such as biosensors or microfluidic devices.