Electrical and optical properties of polymer-Au nanocomposite films synthesized by magnetron cosputtering

Fanjung Liu, Songmin Shang, Yajun Duan, Liang Li

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Polymer-Au nanocomposite films were prepared by co-sputtering from two independent magnetron sources. By sputtering from gold and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) magnetrons, we prepared homogenous composite films using a rotatable sample holder. The microstructure of the nanocomposites was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The resistivity drops from 107 to 10-3 Ohm cm over a narrow range of metal content. The thin composite films show a strong optical absorption in the visible region due to surface plasmon resonances. The optical absorption has a strong dependence on the metal content, showing a red shift of the absorption peak from 550 nm to more than 700 nm with increasing gold content.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2800-2804
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012


  • gold
  • nanocomposite
  • PTFE
  • threshold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Chemistry(all)

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