Self-Assembled Electrical Contact to Nanoparticles Using Metallic Droplets (pages 1974–1977)
Kan Du, Christopher R. Knutson, Elizabeth Glogowski, Kevin D. McCarthy, Roy Shenhar, Vincent M. Rotello, Mark T. Tuominen, Todd Emrick, Thomas P. Russell and Anthony D. Dinsmore
Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.200900203
Self-assembly of nanoparticles on liquid-metal droplets (see image) provides a simple, effective approach to electronic devices with nanoscale control of the metal/nanoparticle junctions. This approach enables the inexpensive fabrication of a large number of devices and deposition on large-area substrates.