Linking and manipulation of gold multinanoparticle structures using dithiols and scanning force microscopy

Roland Resch, Christof Baur, Alejandro Bugacov, Bruce E. Koel, Pierre M. Echternach, Anupam Madhukar, Nicolas Montoya, Aristides A.G. Requicha, Peter Will

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

48 Scopus citations

Abstract

Rigid nanoscale 2D structures of up to four individual gold nanoparticles were formed by using bifunctional organic molecules (dithiols) in combination with scanning force microscopy manipulation. These structures can be either precisely translated by mechanical pushing across the surface or rotated about a specific axis. Experimental results are presented that show how simple geometric shapes can be manipulated and assembled to form more complicated structures. The nanoparticles were linked either by (i) forming a multiparticle structure and subsequent treatment with dithiols or by (ii) pushing together individual particles, which were treated with dithiols prior to manipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3647-3650
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume103
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Linking and manipulation of gold multinanoparticle structures using dithiols and scanning force microscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this