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20 July 1998 Functionally tailored nanoparticle-based ionically self-assembled multilayer thin films
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This paper describes the fabrication of functionally-tailored nanoparticle-based thin-films using the ionic self-assembled monolayer (ISAM) method. ISAM thin-films have been created by the consecutive coating of ceramic, polymer, metal and single-crystal substrate materials with numbers of layers of oppositely-charged polyelectrolyte species. We specifically report here the chemical synthesis of nanoparticles of several inorganic materials, having mean cross-sectional dimensions less than 10 nm and particle size distribution standard deviations as small as 0.5 nm or less. We next report the incorporation of these inorganic nanoparticles and high-performance polymers into multi-layer assemblies with as many as several hundred individual monolayers, each having excellent 2D surface uniformity. Potential applications in smart optical, electromagnetic and mechanical systems are discussed.
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Yanjing Liu, Wei Zhao, Youxiong Wang, and Richard O. Claus "Functionally tailored nanoparticle-based ionically self-assembled multilayer thin films", Proc. SPIE 3324, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Smart Materials Technologies, (20 July 1998);


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