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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11888–11893

Large-scale fabrication of ordered metallic hybrid nanostructures

X. Chen, X. Wei, and K. Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11888-11893 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011888


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Abstract

A low-cost and high-throughput method for the fabrication of large-area ordered hybrid metallic nanostructure arrays is presented. Each structure unit is a nanobowl with a hexagonal distributed pillar array upon it. A self-assembled monolayer of polystyrene (PS) nanospheres is used as a template. After thermal evaporation, electroforming and removal of the nanospheres and the conductive layer, ordered arrays of hybrid nickel nanostructures have been fabricated. Both nanobowl arrays and pillar arrays exhibit uniform sizes. Smooth interior surfaces were observed in the nanobowl arrays. The geometry of the structure can be tuned by controlling the thickness of the conductive layer. The approach presented in this paper can be extended to fabricate ordered hybrid nanostructures of a wide range of metals and alloys with controlled size.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2203) Geometric optics : Fabrication, electroforming
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2008
Published: July 24, 2008

Citation
X. Chen, X. Wei, and K. Jiang, "Large-scale fabrication of ordered metallic hybrid nanostructures," Opt. Express 16, 11888-11893 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-11888


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