Dispersion and STM Characterization of Au-CdSe Nanohybrids on Au(111)
- Received Date: 2011-11-17
- Metal-semiconductor nanostructure, Nanoparticle dispersion, Sputter cleaning, Scanning tunneling microscopy, Plasmon-exciton coupling
Abstract: We report the dispersion and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) characterization of iso-lated Au-CdSe nanohybrids on atomically flat Au(111) through surface modifications. The top terminal groups of spacer molecules self-assembled on the surface are found critical for locking the nanohybrids into a well-separated state. The STM results indicate that both thiol and carboxylic terminals are effective in this aspect by making strong interaction with the Au portions of the nanohybrids. An argon ion sputtering technique is also proposed to clean up organic contaminants on the surface for improved STM imaging of individual Au-CdSe nanohybrids. These observations help to enrich technical approaches to dispersing individual nanostructures on the surface and provide opportunities to explore their local electroluminescent and energy transfer properties at the nanoscale.
|Citation:||Bo Gao, Yan-min Kuang, Yuan Liao, Zhen-chao Dong. Dispersion and STM Characterization of Au-CdSe Nanohybrids on Au(111)[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2012, 25(2): 231-234. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/25/02/231-234|