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ERIC Number: EJ1145883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Printing Silver Nanogrids on Glass
Sanders, Wesley C.; Valcarce, Ron; Iles, Peter; Smith, James S.; Glass, Gabe; Gomez, Jesus; Johnson, Glen; Johnston, Dan; Morham, Maclaine; Befus, Elliot; Oz, Aimee; Tomaraei, Mohammad
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n6 p758-763 Jun 2017
This manuscript describes a laboratory experiment that provides students with an opportunity to create conductive silver nanogrids using polymeric templates. A microcontact-printed polyvinylpyrrolidone grid directs the citrate-induced reduction of silver ions for the fabrication of silver nanogrids on glass substrates. In addition to template-directed nanofabrication, students gain experience using a sputter coater, a scanning electron microscope, and an atomic force microscope. Students are also introduced to elemental analysis using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Institutions with limited characterization capabilities can use a compound light microscope to view the structures reported in this manuscript.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A