Polymer Films with Embedded Metal Nanoparticles

  • Andreas Heilmann

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 1-7
  3. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 9-42
  4. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 43-75
  5. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 77-127
  6. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 129-148
  7. Andreas Heilmann
    Pages 149-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-218

About this book


This book gives an overview of the nanostructure and the resulting electronic and optical properties of metal nanoparticles embedded in insulating polymer matrices. The preparation of such materials is reviewed with special attention to various thin film deposition techniques. Deposition parameters, chemical and physical properties of the matrix material as well as the application potential of such films are described. Extensive investigations of the nanostructure are presented and detailed descriptions of the particle geometry are given. As a result of various diffusion processes during thermal annealing or electron- and laser-beam irradiation, substantial changes of the metal particle size and shape distribution are observed. Extensive measurements of the electronic and optical properties are presented to demonstrate detailed relationships between the nanostructure and the electronic and optical properties. Modelling of the optical properties with various theories is explained in detail and can be transferred straightforwardly to a large number of other materials.


Nanomaterial nanoparticles nanostructures/microstructure particles plasma polymers polymer polymer thin filmes

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas Heilmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für WerkstoffmechanikHalleGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07729-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05233-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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