Laser deposition and transformation of gold nanospheres and nanorods

Hironobu Takahashi, Yasuro Niidome, Sunao Yamada

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We have succeeded in the deposition of thiol-capped gold nanoparticles on the surface of a transparent substrate, by pulsed 532-nm laser irradiation with appropriate beam patterns. The deposition was ascribed to the formation of unstable particles generated by laser-induced coagulation and fusion of the gold nanoparticles in cyclohexane. This method was applied to spatio-selective electroless copper plating of a membrane filter and an inner wall of a capillary tube. The gold nanoparticles functioned as catalytic seeds for electroless plating. We have developed a novel and simple method for the preparation of rod-like gold nanoparticles (gold NRs), by the combination of chemical reduction and photo-irradiation. Taking advantages of the dichroic property of NRs, shape transformation of NRs was carried out in a poly(vinyl alcohol) film. The NRs were transformed into spherical particles even by one shot of a linearly polarized pulsed-laser light (1064 or 532 nm). Orientation-selective transformation of the NRs was possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectron Transfer in Nanomaterials - Proceedings of the International Symposium
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 2006
Event205th Electrochemical Society Meeting - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: May 9 2004May 14 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electrochemical Society
VolumePV 2004-22


Other205th Electrochemical Society Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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