Assembly of noble metal nanocrystals into free-standing two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with a regular shape is still a challenge. Here we report the preparation of a novel 2D AuAg nanosheet with length of 1.50 ± 0.30 Îm, width of 510 ± 160 nm, and thickness of ∼100 nm via the assembly of ultrathin AuAg nanowires in the presence of the triblock copolymer Pluronic P123. The self-assembly of P123 and the fusion behavior of the nanowires during the assembly process are the key reasons for the formation of AuAg nanosheets in P123. Furthermore, the obtained AuAg nanosheet@P123 is used as the active material in a memory device that exhibits the write-once-read-many-times memory behavior.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry