Polyelectrolyte multilayer as matrix for electrochemical deposition of gold clusters: toward super-hydrophobic surface

Xi Zhang, Feng Shi, Xi Yu, Huan Liu, Yu Fu, Zhiqiang Wang, Lei Jiang, Xiaoyuan Li

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This communication describes the use of polyelectrolyte multilayer as a preformed matrix in electrochemical deposition to adjust the morphology of gold clusters, and only the surface covered with dendritic gold clusters shows a super-hydrophobic property, with the contact angle above 150° and the tilt angle less than 1.5°, after the surface further chemisorbed with a self-assembled monolayer of n-dodecanethiol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3064-3065
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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