Advanced Materials

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January 17, 2002

3D Metallic structures.....

3D free-standing and embedded metallic structures with a height of 100 micrometer have been fabricated and characterized. Polymer nanocomposites containing metal nanoparticles, a metal salt, and an appropriate photoreducing dye are found to be efficient precursors for direct laser writing of continuous metal structures. S.R. Marder et al. in the Feb. 5 issue offer a versatile new approach to the 2D and 3D patterning of metals on different length scales (see: Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 194-198).

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