Synthesis of polydopamine at the femtoliter scale and confined fabrication of Ag nanoparticles on surfaces

M. Guardingo; M.J. Esplandiu; D. Ruiz-Molina

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50, 12548-12551, (2014)
DOI: 10.1039/c4cc02500h

Abstract: Nanoscale polydopamine motifs are fabricated on surfaces by deposition of precursor femtolitre droplets using an AFM tip and employed as confined reactors to fabricate Ag nanoparticle patterns by in situ reduction of a Ag+ salt.