Authors: H. Chen, X. Liu, H. Muthuraman, J. Zou, J. Wang, Q. Dai and Q. Huo
Affilation: University of Central Florida, United States
Pages: 349 - 352
Keywords: photon-thermal, microfabrication, gold nanoparticles, composite
Using the efficient photon—thermal energy conversion property of gold nanoparticles, a direct laser writing method has been developed for the fabrication of microstructures including microtunnels (see figure), holes, and reservoirs on nanoparticle/polymer composite thin films. The microstructures are formed by a subsurface layer explosion that occurs in the nanocomposite film as a result of the thermal decomposition of the polymer.