Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates

Rafal Klajn, Kyle J M Bishop, Marcin Fialkowski, Maciej Paszewski, Christopher J. Campbell, Timothy P. Gray, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Abstract

Deformable, spherical aggregates of metal nanoparticles connected by long-chain dithiol ligands self-assemble into nanostructured materials of macroscopic dimensions. These materials are plastic and moldable against arbitrarily shaped masters and can be thermally hardened into polycrystalline metal structures of controllable porosity. In addition, in both plastic and hardened states, the assemblies are electrically conductive and exhibit Ohmic characteristics down to ∼20 volts per meter. The self-assembly method leading to such materials is applicable both to pure metals and to bimetallic structures of various elemental compositions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume316
Issue number5822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2007

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Nanoparticles
Plastics
Metals
Metal Nanoparticles
Nanostructures
Porosity
Ligands
dithiol

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Klajn, R., Bishop, K. J. M., Fialkowski, M., Paszewski, M., Campbell, C. J., Gray, T. P., & Grzybowski, B. A. (2007). Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates. Science, 316(5822), 261-264. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1139131

Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates. / Klajn, Rafal; Bishop, Kyle J M; Fialkowski, Marcin; Paszewski, Maciej; Campbell, Christopher J.; Gray, Timothy P.; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.

In: Science, Vol. 316, No. 5822, 13.04.2007, p. 261-264.

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Klajn, R, Bishop, KJM, Fialkowski, M, Paszewski, M, Campbell, CJ, Gray, TP & Grzybowski, BA 2007, 'Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates', Science, vol. 316, no. 5822, pp. 261-264. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1139131
Klajn R, Bishop KJM, Fialkowski M, Paszewski M, Campbell CJ, Gray TP et al. Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates. Science. 2007 Apr 13;316(5822):261-264. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1139131
Klajn, Rafal ; Bishop, Kyle J M ; Fialkowski, Marcin ; Paszewski, Maciej ; Campbell, Christopher J. ; Gray, Timothy P. ; Grzybowski, Bartosz A. / Plastic and moldable metals by self-assembly of sticky nanoparticle aggregates. In: Science. 2007 ; Vol. 316, No. 5822. pp. 261-264.
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