Functional silicon nanostructures derived from drying-mediated self-assembly of gold nanoparticles

TitleFunctional silicon nanostructures derived from drying-mediated self-assembly of gold nanoparticles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDeshmukh, AB, Devarapalli, RReddy, Shelke, MV
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume16
Issue5
Pagination2372
Date PublishedAPR
ISSN1388-0764
KeywordsAntireflective material, gold nanoparticles, Metal-assisted chemical etching, Self-assembly, Si Nanostructures
Abstract

Self-assembly of nanoparticles is an efficient technique where nanobuilding blocks spontaneously organize into ordered structures by thermodynamic and other constraints. We demonstrate that multifunctional Silicon (Si) nanostructures with unique morphologies like sheets, plates and flakes can be etched chemically by taking an advantage of natural self-assembly of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) characterized with drying kinetics under external stimuli. We further demonstrated antireflection properties of the as-synthesized Si nanostructures.

DOI10.1007/s11051-014-2372-8
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

2.31

Divison category: 
Physical and Materials Chemistry