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In-situ evaluation of nanoparticle diameter for visualizing self-assembly process
Author(s): Satoshi Ota; Terutake Hayashi; Yasuhiro Takaya
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Paper Abstract

Self-assembly is one of the few practical methods for fabricating nanostructures. Currently, the fabrication of a nanostructure is determined by the initial conditions such as temperature, concentration of the particle, pH balance, etc. In order to precisely fabricate nanostructure devices using self-assembly, it is necessary to use real-time controlling, which is based on in-situ evaluations. In this study, we have proposed an in-situ particle sizing system to visualize interactions between nanocomponents. The system uses two particle sizing methods to cover a range of particle diameters. In the first method (for diameters of 1-10 nm), particle sizes are evaluated from the rotational diffusion coefficient of Brownian motion using fluorescence polarization. In the second method (for diameters of 10-500 nm), particle sizes are evaluated from the diffusion coefficient of a particle tracking method. The system can be integrated into a fluorescence microscope with a particle tracking system. We constructed an optical system and a particle sizing system and evaluated their properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7155, Ninth International Symposium on Laser Metrology, 71550J (3 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.814518
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Satoshi Ota, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Terutake Hayashi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yasuhiro Takaya, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7155:
Ninth International Symposium on Laser Metrology
Chenggen Quan; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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