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Acta Scientific Applied Physics

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 10

Gold Quantum Dots Based Thin Film Fabrication and Topographic Measurements

Arnab Chatterjee1,2*

1Pennsylvania State University, USA
2Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum, India

*Corresponding Author: Arnab Chatterjee, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum, India.

Received: September 12, 2022; Published: September 27, 2022


The project deals with the synthesis of gold quantum dots coated with didodecyldimethylammonium bromide (DDAB) and their electronic property study by fabricating thin film. Gold is a noble metal, and its quantum dots shows completely different electronic and optical properties than bulk. DDAB coating on gold quantum dots (QDs) gives a layer of positive charge on its surface. Hence, it can form a monolayer or multilayer thin film using the anionic inert polymer as counter layer due to the electrostatic attraction on different substrates. This electrostatic attraction only helps to grow the thin films without disturbing real QDs properties of gold. We prepared our gold QDs using chemical reduction synthesis. The optical property of the thin film has been characterized by UV vis and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The surface topography of the thin film has been characterized using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. This work shows the successful formation of Gold QDs with a near uniform surface topography.

Keywords: Quantum Dots; STM; Spectroscopy; Gold Nano Particle


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Citation: Arnab Chatterjee. “Gold Quantum Dots Based Thin Film Fabrication and Topographic Measurements". Acta Scientific Applied Physics 2.10 (2022): 14-29.


Copyright: © 2022 Arnab Chatterjee This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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