Researchers Use 3D Printed Templates to Control & Tune Metallic Nanostructures

Metallic architectures with nanoscale features are in high demand because of their unique electrical and optical properties, but aren’t the easiest to fabricate…unless 3D printing comes into play, of course.

A collaborative team of Irish researchers from Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital published a paper, titled “Tunable metallic nanostructures using 3D printed nanosphere templates,” about their use of two-photon polymerization to create polymer spheres.

The researchers can easily control the pitch, size, and “packing” of the spheres at the sub-micrometer scale, and can then create metallic nanostructures like gold nanodiamonds by electrodepositing gold through a template.

Source: 3DPNEWS.COM

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