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A novel solvothermal method for nanoparticle thin films and coatings

Mukherjee, B and Ravishankar, N (2007) A novel solvothermal method for nanoparticle thin films and coatings. In: Nanotechnology, 18 (2). 025603:1-9.

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A novel single-step route for the preparation of nanoparticle films over large areas and for conformal coatings on curved surfaces is presented. The method relies on in situ synthesis of nanoparticles followed by deposition on desired metallic and nonmetallic substrates under solvothermal conditions. Here, we demonstrate that large-area thin films of various metals, alloys and semiconductors can be produced on a wide variety of substrates. In addition, we show that conformal coatings on complex surface topographies can also be obtained. An empirical mechanism based on sphere–plate interaction is proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nanotechnology
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10193

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