Nanotech 2007 Vol. 4
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 4
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 4

Nanoparticles Chapter 2

Direct Laser Writing of Microtunnels and Reservoirs on Nanocomposite Materials

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.

ISBN: 1-4200-6376-6
Pages: 768
Hardcopy: $139.95