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.
The following have contributed to this page: Luis Liz-Marzán and Suren Samarasinghe