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Title: Fabrication of large area flexible nanoplasmonic templates with flow coating

Abstract

Here, we describe the development of a custom-built two-axis flow coater for the deposition of polymeric nanosphere monolayers used in the fabrication of large area nanoplasmonic films. The technique described here has the capability of depositing large areas (up to 7” x 10”) of self-assembled monolayers of polymeric nanospheres onto polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films. Here, three sets of film consisting of different diameter (ranging from 100 to 300 nm) polymeric nanospheres were used to demonstrate the capabilities of this instrument. To improve the surface wettability of the PET substrates during wet-deposition we enhanced the wettability by using a forced air blown-arc plasma treatment system. Both the local microstructure, as confirmed by scanning electron microscopy, describing monolayer and multilayer coverage, and the overall macroscopic uniformity of the resultant nanostructured film were optimized by controlling the relative stage to blade speed and nanosphere concentration. As this is a scalable technique, large area films such as the ones described here, have a variety of crucial emerging applications in areas such as energy, catalysis, and chemical sensing.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373841
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372510
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-123649
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; nano; flow-coating; nanoparticle; self-assembly

Citation Formats

Huang, Qian, Devetter, Brent M., Roosendaal, Timothy, LaBerge, Max, Bernacki, Bruce E., and Alvine, Kyle J. Fabrication of large area flexible nanoplasmonic templates with flow coating. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4994737.
Huang, Qian, Devetter, Brent M., Roosendaal, Timothy, LaBerge, Max, Bernacki, Bruce E., & Alvine, Kyle J. Fabrication of large area flexible nanoplasmonic templates with flow coating. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4994737.
Huang, Qian, Devetter, Brent M., Roosendaal, Timothy, LaBerge, Max, Bernacki, Bruce E., and Alvine, Kyle J. Tue . "Fabrication of large area flexible nanoplasmonic templates with flow coating". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4994737. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373841.
@article{osti_1373841,
title = {Fabrication of large area flexible nanoplasmonic templates with flow coating},
author = {Huang, Qian and Devetter, Brent M. and Roosendaal, Timothy and LaBerge, Max and Bernacki, Bruce E. and Alvine, Kyle J.},
abstractNote = {Here, we describe the development of a custom-built two-axis flow coater for the deposition of polymeric nanosphere monolayers used in the fabrication of large area nanoplasmonic films. The technique described here has the capability of depositing large areas (up to 7” x 10”) of self-assembled monolayers of polymeric nanospheres onto polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films. Here, three sets of film consisting of different diameter (ranging from 100 to 300 nm) polymeric nanospheres were used to demonstrate the capabilities of this instrument. To improve the surface wettability of the PET substrates during wet-deposition we enhanced the wettability by using a forced air blown-arc plasma treatment system. Both the local microstructure, as confirmed by scanning electron microscopy, describing monolayer and multilayer coverage, and the overall macroscopic uniformity of the resultant nanostructured film were optimized by controlling the relative stage to blade speed and nanosphere concentration. As this is a scalable technique, large area films such as the ones described here, have a variety of crucial emerging applications in areas such as energy, catalysis, and chemical sensing.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4994737},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 7,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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