Lee, K and Duchamp, M and Kulik, G and Magrez, A and Seo, JW and Jeney, S and Kulik, AJ and Forró, L and Sundaram, RS and Brugger, J (2007) Uniformly dispersed deposition of colloidal nanoparticles and nanowires by boiling. Applied Physics Letters, 91. ISSN 0003-6951Full text not available from this repository.
Uniformly dispersed deposition of various nanoparticles (gold and silver of 20-50 nm) and nanowires (ZnO and V Ox) on different surfaces (Si, GaAs, mica, and steel) was obtained by boiling colloid drops on preheated substrates. Our results suggest a deposition mechanism based on the formation of microdrops induced by boiling. Indeed, microdrops produced by an ink-jet printing system resulted in uniformly dispersed deposits when the substrate was heated to high temperatures. We demonstrate that boil-deposited gold nanoparticles could be used for the catalytic growth of ZnO nanowires as well as for the manipulation of individual particles by means of an atomic force microscope. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.
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