Printing gold nanoparticles with an electrohydrodynamic direct-write device

S. R. Samarasinghe, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, M. J. Edirisinghe, M. J. Reece, Luis M. Liz-Marzán
  • Gold Bulletin, June 2006, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/bf03215276

Printing gold nanoparticles with an electrohydrodynamic direct-write device

What is it about?

A dispersion containing 15nm gold particles in ethanol was subjected to electrohydrodynamic atomization, producing droplets with an average size of ≈26μm as measured by laser diffraction. An electrohydrodynamic direct-write device was used to deposit the dispersion onto silicon wafers with the intention of printing gold tracks. Immediately after deposition ethanol evaporated, leaving the gold particles organised in a ≈75μm wide central region surrounded by two regions, each ≈50μm wide, at the edge of which two further gold tracks, each ≈7μm existed.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf03215276

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