The effects of magnetic processing on the organization of gold nanorods (AuNRs)/poly(styrenesulfonate) (PSS) composites using a strong magnetic field were examined by absorption spectra corresponding to surface plasmon on a glass plate and TEM images. The results in the absorption spectra and the TEM images showed that the side-to-side aggregation of AuNRs/PSS composites formed in the presence of a magnetic field directed horizontally to the surface of the sample. In the absence of the magnetic field, side-to-side AuNRs/PSS aggregates were not observed. The effects of magnetic processing are attributed to the induced magnetic dipoles of the AuNRs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry