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Title: Superfast assembly and synthesis of gold nanostructures using nanosecond low-temperature compression via magnetic pulsed power

Abstract

Gold nanostructured materials exhibit important size- and shape-dependent properties that enable a wide variety of applications in photocatalysis, nanoelectronics and phototherapy. Here we show the use of superfast dynamic compression to synthesize extended gold nanostructures, such as nanorods, nanowires and nanosheets, with nanosecond coalescence times. Using a pulsed power generator, we ramp compress spherical gold nanoparticle arrays to pressures of tens of GPa, demonstrating pressure-driven assembly beyond the quasi-static regime of the diamond anvil cell. Our dynamic magnetic ramp compression approach produces smooth, shockless (that is, isentropic) one-dimensional loading with low-temperature states suitable for nanostructure synthesis. Transmission electron microscopy clearly establishes that various gold architectures are formed through compressive mesoscale coalescences of spherical gold nanoparticles, which is further confirmed by in-situ synchrotron X-ray studies and large-scale simulation. As a result, this nanofabrication approach applies magnetically driven uniaxial ramp compression to mimic established embossing and imprinting processes, but at ultra-short (nanosecond) timescales.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1374749
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-8083J
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723; ncomms14778
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; design; synthesis and processing; materials chemistry

Citation Formats

Li, Binsong, Bian, Kaifu, Lane, J. Matthew D., Salerno, K. Michael, Grest, Gary S., Ao, Tommy, Hickman, Randy, Wise, Jack, Wang, Zhongwu, and Fan, Hongyou. Superfast assembly and synthesis of gold nanostructures using nanosecond low-temperature compression via magnetic pulsed power. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms14778.
Li, Binsong, Bian, Kaifu, Lane, J. Matthew D., Salerno, K. Michael, Grest, Gary S., Ao, Tommy, Hickman, Randy, Wise, Jack, Wang, Zhongwu, & Fan, Hongyou. Superfast assembly and synthesis of gold nanostructures using nanosecond low-temperature compression via magnetic pulsed power. United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms14778.
Li, Binsong, Bian, Kaifu, Lane, J. Matthew D., Salerno, K. Michael, Grest, Gary S., Ao, Tommy, Hickman, Randy, Wise, Jack, Wang, Zhongwu, and Fan, Hongyou. Thu . "Superfast assembly and synthesis of gold nanostructures using nanosecond low-temperature compression via magnetic pulsed power". United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms14778. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374749.
@article{osti_1374749,
title = {Superfast assembly and synthesis of gold nanostructures using nanosecond low-temperature compression via magnetic pulsed power},
author = {Li, Binsong and Bian, Kaifu and Lane, J. Matthew D. and Salerno, K. Michael and Grest, Gary S. and Ao, Tommy and Hickman, Randy and Wise, Jack and Wang, Zhongwu and Fan, Hongyou},
abstractNote = {Gold nanostructured materials exhibit important size- and shape-dependent properties that enable a wide variety of applications in photocatalysis, nanoelectronics and phototherapy. Here we show the use of superfast dynamic compression to synthesize extended gold nanostructures, such as nanorods, nanowires and nanosheets, with nanosecond coalescence times. Using a pulsed power generator, we ramp compress spherical gold nanoparticle arrays to pressures of tens of GPa, demonstrating pressure-driven assembly beyond the quasi-static regime of the diamond anvil cell. Our dynamic magnetic ramp compression approach produces smooth, shockless (that is, isentropic) one-dimensional loading with low-temperature states suitable for nanostructure synthesis. Transmission electron microscopy clearly establishes that various gold architectures are formed through compressive mesoscale coalescences of spherical gold nanoparticles, which is further confirmed by in-situ synchrotron X-ray studies and large-scale simulation. As a result, this nanofabrication approach applies magnetically driven uniaxial ramp compression to mimic established embossing and imprinting processes, but at ultra-short (nanosecond) timescales.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms14778},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = ,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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