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Aerosol-assisted deposition of gold nanoparticle-tin dioxide composite films

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Abstract

Composite gold/tin oxide films were grown from a simple one-pot precursor solution containing monobutyltin trichloride and auric acid in methanol using aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD). Two types of films were formed on glass – gold nanoparticle films on the top plate and Au/SnO2 composite film on the heated substrate. The composite film showed different amounts of gold incorporation with position from the inlet – enabling a graded film to be formed. This enabled rapid assessment of the films' functional properties. Optimum locations showed a combination of desirable properties including a blue colouration and reflectivity in the IR. This work shows that the colour of TCO films can be tuned by gold nanoparticle dopants without removing the TCO properties.

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The article was received on 19 Nov 2013, accepted on 21 Feb 2014 and first published on 26 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46828C
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 13182-13190
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    Aerosol-assisted deposition of gold nanoparticle-tin dioxide composite films

    C. Chew, P. Bishop, C. Salcianu, C. J. Carmalt and I. P. Parkin, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 13182
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46828C

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