Using the efficient photon—thermal energy conversion property of gold nanoparticles, a direct laser writing method has been developed for the fabrication of microstructures including microtunnels (see figure), holes, and reservoirs on nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. The microstructures are formed by a subsurface layer explosion that occurs in the nanocomposite film as a result of the thermal decomposition of the polymer.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 4, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 4
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 349 - 352
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications