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Supplementary Materials

This PDF file includes:

  • Technical details of the assembly of linear colloidal chains.
  • Technical details of the assembly of nonlinear colloidal clusters (trimers and 3D clusters).
  • Fig. S1. SEM images of different colloidal chains on the template.
  • Fig. S2. Effect of trap size on the assembly yield of R-G-B PS trimers.
  • Fig. S3. Yield of assembled carboxylate PS and amine PS dumbbells on an area of 5 × 12 mm2.
  • Fig. S4. EDX spectroscopy of three-particle chains with plain SiO2, PS, and magnetic SiO2.
  • Fig. S5. Linking of clusters by thermal sintering.
  • Fig. S6. Harvesting of clusters.
  • Fig. S7. Harvesting of clusters at extremely low temperatures.
  • Fig. S8. Effects of varying lateral trap dimensions on the structure of 3D clusters.
  • Fig. S9. Effects of local assembly direction on the first sCAPA step of colloidal trimers.
  • Fig. S10. Effects of local assembly direction on the assembly of open colloidal trimers with three different lobes.
  • Legends for movies S1 to S9

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.avi format). The first assembly step for the fabrication of surfactant-like colloidal chains.
  • Movie S2 (.avi format). The second assembly step for the fabrication of surfactant-like colloidal chains.
  • Movie S3 (.avi format). Brownian motion of a dumbbell with a magnetic head and a PS lobe dispersed in water after harvesting.
  • Movie S4 (.avi format). Brownian motion of a four-particle chain with a magnetic head and a PS tail dispersed in water after harvesting.
  • Movie S5 (.avi format). Brownian motion of an eight-particle chain with a magnetic head and a PS tail dispersed in water after harvesting.
  • Movie S6 (.avi format). Rotation of colloidal chains with a magnetic head in an external rotating magnetic field.
  • Movie S7 (.avi format). Oscillation of colloidal chains with a magnetic head in an external oscillating magnetic field.
  • Movie S8 (.avi format). Translation of a colloidal chain with a magnetic head by a permanent magnet.
  • Movie S9 (.avi format). The third assembly step for the fabrication of open PS trimers with three different lobes.

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