Nanogranular structures formed by combinatorial control processing of size-selected metal nanoparticles

Seung Hun Huh, Doh Hyung Riu, Chang Yeoul Kim, Yasutomo Naono, Tsuneyuki Nakamura, Akinori Sugiyama, Atsushi Nakajima

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Nanogranular films and lines, which are composed of size-selected Au, Ni, and Pt nanoparticles (NPs) and which exhibit an intermediate structure between that of the individual NPs and that of polycrystalline ones, were produced by a fully physical process. By using a combination of techniques such as lithography, lift-off, size selection, and aerosol deposition, well-designed Au lines (linewidth W=80 nm) and thickness-controlled rectangular patterns could be produced, while Ni and Pt NPs did not form continuous lines if the linewidth was less than W=150 nm. This difference might be explained by the extent of collision-induced surface melting during NP deposition onto the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094317
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 26


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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