MilliporeSigma
  • Home
  • Search Results
  • Fabrication and characterisation of ligand-functionalised ultrapure monodispersed metal nanoparticle nanoassemblies employing advanced gas deposition technique.

Fabrication and characterisation of ligand-functionalised ultrapure monodispersed metal nanoparticle nanoassemblies employing advanced gas deposition technique.

Nanotechnology (2017-12-06)
Tesfalem Geremariam Welearegay, Umut Cindemir, Lars Österlund, Radu Ionescu
ABSTRACT

Here, we report for the first time the fabrication of ligand-functionalised ultrapure monodispersed metal nanoparticles (Au, Cu, and Pt) from their pure metal precursors using the advanced gas deposition technique. The experimental conditions during nanoparticle formation were adjusted in order to obtain ultrafine isolated nanoparticles on different substrates. The morphology and surface analysis of the as-deposited metal nanoparticles were investigated using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, which demonstrated the formation of highly ordered pure crystalline nanoparticles with a relatively uniform size distribution of ∼10 nm (Au), ∼4 nm (Cu) and ∼3 nm (Pt), respectively. A broad range of organic ligands containing thiol or amine functional groups were attached to the nanoparticles to form continuous networks of nanoparticle-ligand nanoassemblies, which were characterised by scanning electron microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The electrical resistance of the functional nanoassemblies deposited in the gap spacing of two microfabricated parallel Au electrodes patterned on silicon substrates ranged between tens of kΩ and tens of MΩ, which is suitable for use in many applications including (bio)chemical sensors, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and molecular electronic rectifiers.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
11-Mercapto-1-undecanol, 97%
Sigma-Aldrich
1-Decanethiol, 96%
Sigma-Aldrich
11-Mercaptoundecanoic acid, 98%
Sigma-Aldrich
2-Mercaptobenzoxazole, 95%
Sigma-Aldrich
Methyl 3-mercaptopropionate, 98%