Magnetic Nanoparticle Assembly on Surfaces using Click-Chemistry

S.S. Kinge, T. Gang, W.J.M. Naber, Wilfred Gerard van der Wiel, David Reinhoudt

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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).
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)570-574
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


  • EWI-21093
  • IR-79199
  • METIS-282821

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