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Seed-mediated electrochemical growth of gold nanostructures on indium tin oxide thin films

Abstract : Two-dimensional gold nanostructures (Au NSs) were fabricated on amine-terminated indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films using constant potential electrolysis. By controlling the deposition time and by choosing the appropriate ITO surface, Au NSs with different shapes were generated. When Au NSs were formed directly on aminosilane-modified ITO, the surface roughness of the interface was largely enhanced. Modification Of Such Au NSs with n-tetradecanethiol resulted in a highly hydrophobic interface with a water contact angle of 144. Aminosilane-modified ITO films further modified with colloidal Au seeds before electrochemical Au NSs formation demonstrated interesting optical Properties. Depending on the deposition time, surface colors ranging from pale pink to beatgold-like were observed. The optical properties and the chemical stability of the interfaces were characterized using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. Well-defined localized surface plasmon resonance signals were recorded on Au-seeded interfaces with lambda(max) = 675 +/- 2 nm (deposition time 180 s). The prepared interfaces exhibited long-term stability in various solvents and responded linearly to changes in the corresponding refractive indices.
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Vera Praig, Gaëlle Piret, Maël Manesse, Xavier Castel, Rabah Boukherroub, et al.. Seed-mediated electrochemical growth of gold nanostructures on indium tin oxide thin films. Electrochimica Acta, Elsevier, 2008, 53 (27), pp.7838-7844. ⟨10.1016/j.electacta.2008.05.069⟩. ⟨hal-00365559⟩



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