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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 28, Number 6
BKCSDE 28(6)
June 20, 2007 

 
Title
Au/Titania Composite Nanoparticle Arrays with Controlled Size and Spacing by Organic-Inorganic Nanohybridization in Thin Film Block Copolymer Templates
Author
Xue Li, Jun Fu, Martin Steinhart, Dong Ha Kim*, Wolfgang Knoll
Keywords
Au/TiO2 nanoparticle, Block copolymer, Sol-gel, Organic-inorganic hybrid, Photoluminescence
Abstract
A simple approach to prepare arrays of Au/TiO2 composite nanoparticles by using Au-loaded block copolymers as templates combined with a sol-gel process is described. The organic-inorganic hybrid films with closely packed inorganic nanodomains in organic matrix are produced by spin coating the mixtures of polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-b-PEO)/HAuCl4 solution and sol-gel precursor solution. After removal of the organic matrix with deep UV irradiation, arrays of Au/TiO2 composite nanoparticles with different compositions or particle sizes can be easily produced. Different photoluminescence (PL) emission spectra from an organic-inorganic hybrid film and arrays of Au/TiO2 composite nanoparticles indicate that TiO2 and Au components exist as separate state in the initial hybrid film and form composite nanoparticles after the removal of the block copolymer matrix.
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