Alignment of gold nanorods in polymer composites and on polymer surfaces

Catherine Jones Murphy, Christopher J. Orendorff

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The alignment of gold nanorods at surfaces and in bulk polymers was discussed. Atomic force microscopy, Rayleigh light scattering and absorption spectroscopy (AS) techniques were used for the purpose. It was found that gold nanorods can be aligned in bulk poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and at the surface of PVA using a simple stretch-film method. A unique approach to imprinting gold nanorods into the surface of polymer substrates was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2173-2177
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 16 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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