Journal article

Direct Assembly of Large Area Nanoparticle Arrays

Heyou Zhang, Jasper Cadusch, Calum Kinnear, Timothy James, Ann Roberts, Paul Mulvaney

ACS NANO | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

A major goal of nanotechnology is the assembly of nanoscale building blocks into functional optical, electrical, or chemical devices. Many of these applications depend on an ability to optically or electrically address single nanoparticles. However, positioning large numbers of single nanocrystals with nanometer precision on a substrate for integration into solid-state devices remains a fundamental roadblock. Here, we report fast, scalable assembly of thousands of single nanoparticles using electrophoretic deposition. We demonstrate that gold nanospheres down to 30 nm in size and gold nanorods <100 nm in length can be assembled into predefined patterns on transparent conductive substrates wi..

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