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Title: Three-dimensional self-organization of crystalline gold nanoparticles in amorphous alumina

Abstract

Multilayered heterostructures containing gold nanoparticles embedded in amorphous alumina matrices were deposited on silicon (001) substrates using pulsed laser deposition. The three-dimensional ordering of gold nanoparticles within these multilayered heterostructures was investigated using cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and image Fourier transformation. Self-organization of gold nanoparticles along the vertical direction was observed in films grown at 20 and at 320 deg. C. Self-organization occurred by means of two different growth modes; both vertically correlated growth (top-on-top) and anticorrelated growth (top-on-middle) mechanisms were observed. The results of these studies suggest that the driving force for vertical ordering in this material is related to the long-range elastic interactions among the nanoparticles within the growing films.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7575 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20880190
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 26; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2422910; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; AMORPHOUS STATE; CRYSTAL GROWTH; ENERGY BEAM DEPOSITION; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; GOLD; IMAGES; LASER RADIATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; PULSED IRRADIATION; SILICON; SUBSTRATES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; THIN FILMS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Jin Chunming, Zhou Honghui, Wei Wei, Narayan, Roger, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, and Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7575. Three-dimensional self-organization of crystalline gold nanoparticles in amorphous alumina. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2422910.
Jin Chunming, Zhou Honghui, Wei Wei, Narayan, Roger, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, & Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7575. Three-dimensional self-organization of crystalline gold nanoparticles in amorphous alumina. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2422910.
Jin Chunming, Zhou Honghui, Wei Wei, Narayan, Roger, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907, and Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7575. Mon . "Three-dimensional self-organization of crystalline gold nanoparticles in amorphous alumina". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2422910.
@article{osti_20880190,
title = {Three-dimensional self-organization of crystalline gold nanoparticles in amorphous alumina},
author = {Jin Chunming and Zhou Honghui and Wei Wei and Narayan, Roger and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907 and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907 and Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7575},
abstractNote = {Multilayered heterostructures containing gold nanoparticles embedded in amorphous alumina matrices were deposited on silicon (001) substrates using pulsed laser deposition. The three-dimensional ordering of gold nanoparticles within these multilayered heterostructures was investigated using cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and image Fourier transformation. Self-organization of gold nanoparticles along the vertical direction was observed in films grown at 20 and at 320 deg. C. Self-organization occurred by means of two different growth modes; both vertically correlated growth (top-on-top) and anticorrelated growth (top-on-middle) mechanisms were observed. The results of these studies suggest that the driving force for vertical ordering in this material is related to the long-range elastic interactions among the nanoparticles within the growing films.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2422910},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Dec 25 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Mon Dec 25 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}