Optical Properties of Self-Organized Gold Nanorod-Polymer Hybrid Films

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TRITSCHLER, Ulrich, Igor ZLOTNIKOV, Philipp KECKEIS, Helmut SCHLAAD, Helmut CÖLFEN, 2014. Optical Properties of Self-Organized Gold Nanorod-Polymer Hybrid Films. In: Langmuir. 30(46), pp. 13781-13790. ISSN 0743-7463. eISSN 1520-5827. Available under: doi: 10.1021/la503507u

@article{Tritschler2014Optic-29653, title={Optical Properties of Self-Organized Gold Nanorod-Polymer Hybrid Films}, year={2014}, doi={10.1021/la503507u}, number={46}, volume={30}, issn={0743-7463}, journal={Langmuir}, pages={13781--13790}, author={Tritschler, Ulrich and Zlotnikov, Igor and Keckeis, Philipp and Schlaad, Helmut and Cölfen, Helmut} }

Cölfen, Helmut Schlaad, Helmut Optical Properties of Self-Organized Gold Nanorod-Polymer Hybrid Films Schlaad, Helmut Tritschler, Ulrich eng 2015-01-29T13:32:34Z 2015-01-29T13:32:34Z Zlotnikov, Igor Keckeis, Philipp Zlotnikov, Igor Cölfen, Helmut Keckeis, Philipp High fractions of gold nanorods were locally aligned by means of a polymeric liquid crystalline phase. The gold nanorods constituting >80 wt % of the thin organic–inorganic composite films form a network with side-by-side and end-to-end combinations. Organization into these network structures was induced by shearing gold nanorod–LC polymer dispersions via spin-coating. The LC polymer is a polyoxazoline functionalized with pendent cholesteryl and carboxyl side groups enabling the polymer to bind to the CTAB stabilizer layer of the gold nanorods via electrostatic interactions, thus forming the glue between organic and inorganic components, and to form a chiral nematic lyotropic phase. The self-assembled locally oriented gold nanorod structuring enables control over collective optical properties due to plasmon resonance coupling, reminiscent of enhanced optical properties of natural biomaterials. 2014 Tritschler, Ulrich

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