Multiscale Plasma‐Catalytic On‐Surface Assembly

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Hugo Hartl, Jennifer MacLeod, Anthony P. O’Mullane, Nunzio Motta, Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov


Controlled modification of surfaces is one of the key pursuits of the nanoscience and nanotechnology fields, allowing for the fabrication of bespoke materials with targeted functionalities. However, many surface modifications currently require painstakingly precise and/or energy intensive processing to implement, and are thus limited in scope and scale. Here, a concept which can enhance the capacity for control of surfaces is introduced: plasma‐assisted nucleation and self‐assembly at atomic to nanoscales, scalable at atmospheric pressures.