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Nanostructures from nanoparticles

Mendes, Paula M. and Chen, Yu and Palmer, Richard E. and Nikitin, Kirill and Fitzmaurice, Donald and Preece, Jon A. (2003) Nanostructures from nanoparticles. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15 (42). S3047-S3063. ISSN 0953-8984

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Abstract

This paper reviews recent experimental approaches to the development of surface nanostructures from nanoparticles. The formation of nanowires by electron beam writing in films of gold nanoparticles passivated with a specially designed class of ligand molecules (dialkyl sulfides) is presented, together with illustrations of practical nanostructures. Potential applications of this methodology are discussed. Another alternative to the controlled fabrication of arrays of nanoparticles, based on nanocrystals which contain molecular recognition elements in the ligand shell, is also surveyed. These particles aggregate in the presence of specifically designed molecular dications which act as a molecular binder. Finally, recent work on the formation of nanoscale surface architectures using x-ray patterning of self-assembled monolayers is introduced. Current and potential future applications of these surface nanostructures are discussed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 35386
Keywords: self-assembled monolayers, electron beam lithography, scanning tunneling microscope, passivated gold clusters, X-ray irradiation, alkanethiolate monolayers, kinetic aggregation, dialkyl sulfides, heterosupramolecular chemistry, nanocrystal superlattices, Physics, Materials Science(all), Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2011 20:46
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:08
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/35386

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