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Electric-Jet Assisted Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Gold Nanoparticles to Prepare Conducting Tracks

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A suspension of 15nm diameter gold nanoparti-cles has been deposited along a line on a silicon substrate with the assistance of a jet generated in an electric field. In order to control the evaporation of the solvent used to suspend the gold nanoparticles, a heating device was used to change the substrate temperature. Layer-by- layer deposition enabled the direct writing of gold tracks having an electrical resistivity of 1.8 × 10-7 Ωm, only about an order of magnitude above the electrical resistivity of bulk gold.

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R. Samarasinghe, S. , Pastoriza-Santos, I. , J. Edirisinghe, M. , J. Reece, M. , Liz-Marzán, L. , R. Nangrejo, M. and Ahmad, Z. (2009) Electric-Jet Assisted Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Gold Nanoparticles to Prepare Conducting Tracks. Natural Science, 1, 142-150. doi: 10.4236/ns.2009.12018.


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