Accession Number:

ADP011036

Title:

Nanosphere Lithography: Synthesis and Application of Nanoparticles with Inherently Anisotropic Structures and Surface Chemistry

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Early work with size-tunable periodic particle arrays PPAs fabricated by nanosphere lithography NSL demonstrated that the localized surface plasmon resonance LSPR could be tuned throughout the visible region of the spectrum. The LSPR is sensitive to changes in nanopartiele aspect ratio and local dielectric environment. This property has recently been exploited to develop a novel method of measuring surface-enhanced Raman scattering SERS excitation profiles. Single layer PPAs consist of size-tunable anisotropic nanoparticles that can be modified to exhibit anisotropic surface chemistry. This work demonstrates multiple schemes for PPA modification using self-assembled monolayers and colloid decoration. Nanoparticle anisotropy can be further exploited with the recent combination of NSL and reactive ion etching RIE this extends the two-dimensional PPA structure into the third dimension

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE