This work was supported by a DOE Hydrogen Initiative Award (DE-FG02-05ER46251). The authors would like to thank Prof. Zhengwei Pan for letting us use his SEM equipment.
Embedding Ag Nanoparticles into MgF2 Nanorod Arrays†
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2008
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Advanced Functional Materials
Volume 18, Issue 11, pages 1676–1684, June 11, 2008
How to Cite
He, Y., Zhang, Z., Hoffmann, C. and Zhao, Y. (2008), Embedding Ag Nanoparticles into MgF2 Nanorod Arrays. Adv. Funct. Mater., 18: 1676–1684. doi: 10.1002/adfm.200800065
- Issue published online: 12 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Received: 14 JAN 2008
- nanorod arrays;
- gold nanoparticles;
- nanocomposite materials;
- optically active materials
Using a unique glancing angle co-deposition technique, face-centered cubic Ag nanoparticles have been embedded into aligned polycrystalline MgF2 nanorods with different topological shapes, such as tilted, zigzag, vertical, and helical nanorods. The optical properties of the artificial nanocomposite materials, such as surface plasmon resonance and polarization absorbance, are determined by the size of the Ag nanoparticles as well as the alignment and shape of the MgF2 nanorod arrays. The combination of co-deposition and glancing angle deposition provides a unique way to design novel nanocomposite materials and doped nanorod arrays.