Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces

Zhen Liu, Kristen Pappacena, Jane Cerise, Jaeup Kim, Christopher J. Durning, Ben O'Shaughnessy, Rastislav Levicky

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Abstract

We investigate the organization of gold nanocrystals on thin, fluid films consisting of polymer chains tethered by one end to an underlying substrate in a polymer brush configuration. The thickness of the polymer brush is comparable to the nanocrystal size. Thinner polymer brushes are found to suppress aggregation of the nanoparticles, leading to stable, elongated particle-rich domains. The results suggest new approaches for modification of macroscopic surfaces with nanoscopic particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2002

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Polymers
brushes
Brushes
Nanoparticles
nanoparticles
polymers
Nanocrystals
nanocrystals
fluid films
Gold
Agglomeration
gold
Fluids
Substrates
configurations

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Liu, Z., Pappacena, K., Cerise, J., Kim, J., Durning, C. J., O'Shaughnessy, B., & Levicky, R. (2002). Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces. Nano Letters, 2(3), 219-224. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl015625p

Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces. / Liu, Zhen; Pappacena, Kristen; Cerise, Jane; Kim, Jaeup; Durning, Christopher J.; O'Shaughnessy, Ben; Levicky, Rastislav.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 2, No. 3, 03.2002, p. 219-224.

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Liu, Z, Pappacena, K, Cerise, J, Kim, J, Durning, CJ, O'Shaughnessy, B & Levicky, R 2002, 'Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces', Nano Letters, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 219-224. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl015625p
Liu Z, Pappacena K, Cerise J, Kim J, Durning CJ, O'Shaughnessy B et al. Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces. Nano Letters. 2002 Mar;2(3):219-224. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl015625p
Liu, Zhen ; Pappacena, Kristen ; Cerise, Jane ; Kim, Jaeup ; Durning, Christopher J. ; O'Shaughnessy, Ben ; Levicky, Rastislav. / Organization of Nanoparticles on Soft Polymer Surfaces. In: Nano Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 219-224.
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