Using atomic force microscopy, we show that previous observations on the orientational order of micelles on atomically smooth crystals with directions dictated by the crystal symmetry is only valid for the case of perfectly smooth crystals. On rough surfaces, orientations are independent of the lattice symmetry and the observed directions can be explained by considering the guiding influence of topographic surface features.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films