Accession Number:

ADA383916

Title:

Free-Standing Thin Films Containing Hexagonally Organized Silver Nanocrystals in a Polymer Matrix

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In this communication, we report the successful preparation of novel thin nanocomposite films containing continuous periodic arrays of self-assembled silver nanocrystals in a polystyrene matrix. In the monolayer areas of the film, the silver nanoparticles are hexagonally arranged. Two different geometrical packings are observed in the bilayer sections. We suggest two schematic models for the interpretations of these interesting patterns.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE