2D assembly of gold–PNIPAM core–shell nanocrystals
S. Jaber, M. Karg, A. Morfa, P. Mulvaney:
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 5576-5578 (2011)
2D arrays of Au-PNIPAM core-shell nanocrystals were fabricated using convective deposition and spin-coating. The particle density and ordering were studied by AFM. Annealing at 700°C removes the polymer shell, while retaining a monolayer of well-separated gold nanoparticles. The surface plasmon modes of the colloid monolayers could be measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry.