Synthesis and Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles Embedded in Porous Anodic Alumina Oxide
We have improved an electrochemical process in which the alternate current (AC) electrodeposition combined with the etching of substrate to prepare transparent metallic nanoparticles and anodic alumina oxide (AAO) composite films. The new process greatly simplifies the direct current (DC) electrodeposition process to get transparent composite films. Moreover, the electrocrystallization mechanism has been analyzed. The Ag, Cu and Ag-Cu co-deposited nanoparticles/AAO films have distinct absorption peaks, which can be ascribed to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of these noble metal nanoparticles.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
R. L. Zong et al., "Synthesis and Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles Embedded in Porous Anodic Alumina Oxide", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 4093-4096, 2005