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Functionally tailored nanoparticle-based ionically self-assembled multilayer thin films
Author(s): Yanjing Liu; Wei Zhao; Youxiong Wang; Richard O. Claus
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the fabrication of functionally-tailored nanoparticle-based thin-films using the ionic self-assembled monolayer (ISAM) method. ISAM thin-films have been created by the consecutive coating of ceramic, polymer, metal and single-crystal substrate materials with numbers of layers of oppositely-charged polyelectrolyte species. We specifically report here the chemical synthesis of nanoparticles of several inorganic materials, having mean cross-sectional dimensions less than 10 nm and particle size distribution standard deviations as small as 0.5 nm or less. We next report the incorporation of these inorganic nanoparticles and high-performance polymers into multi-layer assemblies with as many as several hundred individual monolayers, each having excellent 2D surface uniformity. Potential applications in smart optical, electromagnetic and mechanical systems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3324, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Materials Technologies, (20 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316880
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Yanjing Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Wei Zhao, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Youxiong Wang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Richard O. Claus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3324:
Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Materials Technologies
Manfred R. Wuttig, Editor(s)

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