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Ultra-fast formation and characterization of stable nanoparticle film assemblies

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Abstract

Novel assembled films of monolayer-protected clusters (MPCs) can be grown on gold and glass substrates with a 20-fold higher efficiency than established procedures. Thick MPC films grown using this new method, which can easily be scaled up or automated, are extremely stable and have properties identical to traditionally formed nanoparticle films, including unique quantized double layer charging effects. This new procedure for growing nanoparticle films shares the versatility of the traditional method but exhibits accelerated growth attributed to highly efficient sorption and mobility of metal ion linkers within swelled films and improved mass transfer of nanoparticles to assembly sites. Concentration and pH effects on the mechanism of film growth are shown to have substantial impact on the efficiency.

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Submitted
16 Jun 2004
Accepted
02 Sep 2004
First published
26 Oct 2004

J. Mater. Chem., 2005,15, 491-498
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Paper

Ultra-fast formation and characterization of stable nanoparticle film assemblies

D. Sheibley, D. J. Tognarelli, R. Szymanik and M. C. Leopold, J. Mater. Chem., 2005, 15, 491
DOI: 10.1039/B409166C

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