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Designer nanojunctions: orienting shaped nanoparticles within polymer thin-film nanocomposites

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Abstract

We demonstrate that polymer-grafted metal nanoparticles of various shapes and dimensions self-assemble into arrays of string-like superstructures upon phase separation within a matrix polymer. Interparticle orientation within these nanocomposites can be dictated by the chain length of the grafted polymer.

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2012, accepted on 23 Nov 2012 and first published on 23 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37158H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4382-4384
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    Designer nanojunctions: orienting shaped nanoparticles within polymer thin-film nanocomposites

    B. Gao, Y. Alvi, D. Rosen, M. Lav and A. R. Tao, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4382
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37158H

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