Gold nanoparticles in micellar poly(styrene)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) films—size and interparticle distance control in monoparticulate films

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  • Prof. Martin Möller,

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    1. Universität Ulm Organische Chemie III–Makromolekulare Chemie Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89069 Ulm (Germany)
    • Universität Ulm Organische Chemie III–Makromolekulare Chemie Albert-Einstein-Allee 11. D-89069 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Joachim P. Spatz,

    1. Universität Ulm Organische Chemie III–Makromolekulare Chemie Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89069 Ulm (Germany)
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  • Dr. Arno Roescher

    1. Universität Ulm Organische Chemie III–Makromolekulare Chemie Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89069 Ulm (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 239). One of us (A.R.) gratefully acknowledges support by the Stichting Technische Wetenschappen. Netherlands. We are thankful for the help from the Abteilung Elektronenmikroskopie. Universität Ulm, in carrying out the electron microscopy measurements.

Abstract

Block copolymer micelles have been employed as nanosized reactors in which single gold particles were formed. Films can be produced by a process consisting of four steps. Monolayers of hexagonally assembled micelles (see Figure and this month's cover) can be prepared with rather regularly arranged, size-controlled Au nanoparticles. The method of preparation and the factors influencing control of the process are presented.

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