Title

Experimental Approach for Developing and Testing Predictive Self-Assembly Models

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2009-11629

Abstract

Testing methods and apparatus for studying capillary self-assembly processes are presented. This system permits the control of key self-assembly process variables so that relationships between process rates and yields and the process variables can be tested. Part arrival energies and angles are controlled by dropping through a fluid at terminal velocity onto fixed substrate binding sites. Using this system, the assembly probability at the low energy limit is shown to match a simple area fraction relationship.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, v. 12, p. 257-262, art. IMECE2009-11629

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