Table 1

Key parameters of gold nanoparticle arrays prepared on silicon using different fabrication strategies
Diameter (nm) Interparticle distance (nm)
Piranha treatment 52 ± 9 111 ± 13
Piranha treatment + plasma treatment 55 ± 8 110 ± 12
Piranha treatment + flame annealing 56 ± 10 111 ± 18
HF treatment 56 ± 11 106 ±12
HF treatment + plasma treatment -a -a
HF treatment + flame annealing 54 ± 9 105 ± 15

aThe diameter of the gold nanoparticles and their interparticle distances were not determined as the polymer matrix could not be completely removed with the chosen plasma conditions. Hence, the samples have not been used for metal-assisted etching.

Scheeler et al.

Scheeler et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:450   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-450

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