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Functionally tailored nanoparticle-based self-assembled thin films
Author(s): Yanjing Liu; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

Molecularly-ordered thin-films comprised of nanosized inorganic particles and ionic polymer molecules have been fabricated on single crystal silicon, quartz and glass substrates by a novel molecular self-assembly process. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy indicates that the formed cationic inorganic particles only adsorb on negatively charged and not on positively charged surfaces. Contact angle measurements demonstrate that the water contact angle oscillates regularly according to which ions form the outermost layer of the films. Thin-films ordered at the molecular level have been fabricated up to several hundred layers in thickness and characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy. Incorporation of different nanoparticles and polymer molecules allows tailoring of physical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3242, Smart Electronics and MEMS, (14 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293538
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Yanjing Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3242:
Smart Electronics and MEMS
Alex Hariz; Vijay K. Varadan; Olaf Reinhold, Editor(s)

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