Controlled assembly of ferromagnetic nanoparticles on surfaces is of crucial importance for a range of spintronic and data storage applications. Here, we present a novel method for assembling monolayers of ferromagnetic FePt nanoparticles on silicon oxide substrates using “click chemistry‿. Reaction of alkyne-functionalized FePt nanoparticles with azide-terminated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), on silicon oxide, leads to the irreversible attachment of magnetic nanoparticles to the surface via triazole linkers. Based on this covalent interaction, well-packed monolayers of FePt nanoparticles were prepared and nanoparticle patterns are generated on surfaces via microcontact printing (μCP).
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|