Assembly of acircular SnO2 rod using optical tweezers and laser curing of metal nanoparticles

Chanhyuk Nam, Daehie Hong, Jaeik Chung, Jaewon Chung, Insung Hwang, Jong Heun Lee, Seunghwan Ko, Costas P. Grigoropoulos

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Acicular tin dioxide (SnO2) rods (1-2 mm in diameter, 5-20 mm long) were assembled and fused on the patterned gold electrode by an optical tweezer. In addition, the electrical contact between the assembled SnO 2 rod and the gold electrode was improved by laser curing of gold nanoparticles and the subsequent sintering in the oven. Here, the nanoparticles covered the entire area of the assembled SnO2 rod by evaporating a droplet of nanoparticle solution dripped on the assembled SnO2 rod. Subsequently, nanoparticles near the contact area between the rod and electrode were locally cured by direct heating with a focused infrared laser beam, which induced desorption of the surface monolayer. Therefore, the cured gold nanoparticles could be sintered after the non-laser irradiated nanoparticles were cleaned by the initial solvent application. Without sintering of the nanoparticles, the resistance of the assembled SnO2 rod was measured over several Mσ. After the nanoparticle sintering it could be reduced to a few hundred kσ, which was in agreement with the resistance of the assembled SnO2 rod.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)05EA121-05EA123
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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