Additive manufacture of three dimensional nanocomposite based objects through multiphoton fabrication

Liu, Yaan and Hu, Qin and Zhang, Fan and Tuck, Christopher and Irvine, Derek and Hague, Richard and Yinfeng, He and Simonelli, Marco and Rance, Graham and Smith, Emily and Wildman, Ricky D. (2016) Additive manufacture of three dimensional nanocomposite based objects through multiphoton fabrication. Polymers, 8 (9). p. 325. ISSN 2073-4360

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Abstract

Three dimensional structures prepared from a gold-polymer composite formulation have been fabricated using multiphoton lithography. In this process, gold nanoparticles were simultaneously formed through photoreduction whilst polymerisation of two possible monomers was promoted. The monomers, trimethylopropane triacrylate (TMPTA) and pentaerythritol triacrylate (PETA) were mixed with a gold salt, but it was found that the addition of a Ruthenium (II) complex enhanced both the geometrical uniformity and integrity of the polymerized / reduced material, enabling the first production of 3D gold-polymer structures by single step multiphoton lithography.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: multiphoton fabrication (MF); two-photon lithography (TPL); nanocomposite; gold nanoparticles; polymerisation; metal reduction; 3D printing; additive manufacturing
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym8090325
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 16:47
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 16:28
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35944

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