Poly (methyl methacrylate) Composites with Size-Selected Silver Nanoparticles Fabricated using Cluster Beam Technique

Muhammad Hanif, Raghavendra Rao Juluri, Manohar Chirumamilla, Vladimir Popok

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    Abstract

    An embedment of metal nanoparticles of well-defined sizes in thin polymer films is of significant interest for a number of practical applications, in particular, for preparing materials with tunable plasmonic properties. In this article, we present a fabrication route for metal–polymer composites based on cluster beam technique allowing the formation of monocrystalline size-selected silver nanoparticles with a ±5–7% precision of diameter and controllable embedment into poly (methyl methacrylate). It is shown that the soft-landed silver clusters preserve almost spherical shape with a slight tendency to flattening upon impact. By controlling the polymer hardness (from viscous to soft state) prior the cluster deposition and annealing conditions after the deposition the degree of immersion of the nanoparticles into polymer can be tuned, thus, making it possible to create composites with either particles partly or fully embedded into the film. Good size selection and rather homogeneous dispersion of nanoparticles in the thin polymer film lead to excellent plasmonic properties characterized by the narrow band and high quality factor of localized surface plasmon resonance.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics
    Volume54
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)1152-1159
    Number of pages8
    ISSN0887-6266
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016

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    Polymethyl methacrylates
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    polymethyl methacrylate
    silver
    Nanoparticles
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    nanoparticles
    composite materials
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    polymers
    Thin films
    Metal nanoparticles
    Surface plasmon resonance
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    Keywords

    • atomic force microscopy (AFM);
    • cluster beam deposition;
    • composites;
    • localized surface plasmon resonance;
    • nanoparticles

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    Poly (methyl methacrylate) Composites with Size-Selected Silver Nanoparticles Fabricated using Cluster Beam Technique. / Hanif, Muhammad; Juluri, Raghavendra Rao; Chirumamilla, Manohar; Popok, Vladimir.

    In: Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics, Vol. 54, No. 12, 15.06.2016, p. 1152-1159.

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