Jumping nanodroplets: a new route towards metallic nano-particles
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- Boneberg, J., Habenicht, A., Benner, D. et al. Appl. Phys. A (2008) 93: 415. doi:10.1007/s00339-008-4780-z
The dewetting process, which appears upon laser-induced melting of flat nanostructures and leads to a jumping of the droplets off the surface, is used for deposition of nano-particles onto a second substrate. Limitations in materials and particle sizes are discussed and experimentally verified. The experiments show that a variety of metals can be deposited in a size ranging from tens up to several hundreds of nanometers.