Free-standing two-dimensional sheets of polymer-linked nanoparticles

Xiaole Hu, Ji Eun Park, Seulki Kang, Chan Jin Kim, Youngji Kim, Jerome Kartham Hyun, So Jung Park

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Here, we report a simple and general approach to fabricate free-standing two-dimensional (2D) sheets of nanoparticles by the simultaneous self-assembly of hydrophobic nanoparticles and hydrophilic polymers at the liquid-liquid interface. The nanoparticle-polymer interaction at the interface generates well-defined 2D sheets of densely packed nanoparticles with a lateral dimension of tens of micrometers. The nanosheets transferred in water are stable over months without any additional cross-linking step. The method is applicable for a broad range of nanoparticles including oxide, semiconductor, and metal nanoparticles as well as functional polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12849-12855
Number of pages7
Issue number35
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2022

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (NRF-2018R1A2B3001049, NRF-2017R1A5A1015365) and by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2019R1I1A1A01044158) (J.-e. P.). Electron microscope imaging was carried out with the support from the Korea Basic Science Institute (National Research Facilities and Equipment Center) grant funded by the Ministry of Education (2020R1A6C101B194).

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