Electrical and electrochemical properties of nanocomposite thin films formed by exchange-precipitation route from nanocrystals and organic cross-linkers

Frank L. Leibowitz, Wenxia Zheng, Mathew M Maye, Nam K. Ly, Chuan Jian Zhong

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Abstract

The structural, electrical and electrochemical properties of nanoparticle thin films derived by a one-step exchange-crosslinking-precipitation route were characterized by microscopic, spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. Thiolate-encapsulated gold nanocrystals of 2-nm and 5-nm core sizes and alkyldithiol crosslinkers were studied as a model system. The mixing of the two components in solutions allowed sequential exchanging, crosslinking and precipitation of dithiol-crosslinked nanocrystal thin films. The films were specularly reflecting and electronically continuous, and have potential applications in catalysis and molecular recognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Volume598
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventElectrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid-State Materials V - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 2000Dec 3 2000

Other

OtherElectrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid-State Materials V
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period11/29/0012/3/00

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Leibowitz, F. L., Zheng, W., Maye, M. M., Ly, N. K., & Zhong, C. J. (2000). Electrical and electrochemical properties of nanocomposite thin films formed by exchange-precipitation route from nanocrystals and organic cross-linkers. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 598). Materials Research Society.