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Tailoring microplasma nanofabrication: from nanostructures to nanoarchitectures

Mariotti, D and Ostrikov, K (2009) Tailoring microplasma nanofabrication: from nanostructures to nanoarchitectures. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 42 (9). 092002-1. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/article/0022-3727/42/9/092002/d9_9_092002.pdf?request-id=545f99e3-4fa1-4b72-a99c-8217f0cdc046

DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/42/9/09/2002


An innovative approach to fabricate tailored Mo-oxide nanostructures and composite nanoarchitectures using atmospheric microplasmas sustained in a gap between a Mo wire and a Si substrate is reported. It is shown that at smaller gap distances spherical nanoparticles are produced whereas sheet-like structures emerge when the gap is increased. When the wire is consumed continuously, it is possible to synthesize complex nanoarchitectures made of nanoparticles decorated with nanosheets. These processes can be applied for other metal and metal oxide materials and suggest a way to improve control and predictability, common problems in high-yield nanofabrication.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:251
Deposited By: Professor Davide Mariotti
Deposited On:14 Oct 2009 13:36
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 10:51

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