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Applied Physics A

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 141–147 | Cite as

Fabrication of nano-structured gold films by electrohydrodynamic atomisation

  • S.R. Samarasinghe
  • I. Pastoriza-Santos
  • M.J. EdirisingheEmail author
  • L.M. Liz-Marzán
Article

Abstract

A monodisperse alcosol containing 0.1 wt. % 15 nm gold particles was subjected to controlled flow through a metal capillary exposed to an electric field at the ambient temperature to generate an electrohydrodynamic jet, which subsequently disintegrated into droplets. A silicon substrate was used to collect the droplets and prepare gold films. By varying the deposition time, we have prepared gold films in the thickness range of ∼500–∼ 2000 nm in a maximum spray time of 450 s. This is a significant achievement considering the initial concentration of gold and the spray time involved. The characteristics of the jet, droplets and films prepared were evaluated using advanced analytical techniques.

Keywords

Surface Enhance Raman Scattering Droplet Size Distribution Spray Time Advanced Analytical Technique Electrohydrodynamic Atomisation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.R. Samarasinghe
    • 1
  • I. Pastoriza-Santos
    • 2
  • M.J. Edirisinghe
    • 1
    Email author
  • L.M. Liz-Marzán
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Departamento de Química FísicaUniversidade de VigoVigoSpain

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