Fabrication of the cerium oxide nanocrystal film with heterogeneous ligand structures

Daisuke Hojo, Takanari Togashi, Tadafumi Adschiri

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Sufficiently dense films of cerium oxide nanocrystals modified with decanoic acid, with sizes of ∼9 nm, were fabricated on the surface by modifying a silicon substrate with 3,4-dihydroxyhydrocinnamic acid, where catechol group lied at the top. By doing this, no further pretreatment for the modified cerium oxide nanocrystals is required to fix them chemically on the substrate. Selective adhesion between nanocyrstals and the substrate for the two-dimensional assembly can be attributed to the chemical bonding formed by on-site ligand exchange between carboxyl and catechol groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloidal Nanoparticles for Electronic Applications - Light Emission, Detection, Photovoltaics, and Transport
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2009 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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