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ID: 318773.0, MPI für Biochemie / Structural Biology (W. Baumeister)
Fabrication of highly oriented nanocluster arrays by biomolecular templating
Authors:Mertig, M.; Kirsch, R.; Pompe, W.; Engelhardt, H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):1999
Title of Journal:European Physical Journal D
Journal Abbrev.:Eur. Phys. J. D
Issue / Number:1-4 Special Issue SI
Start Page:45
End Page:48
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The formation of highly oriented cluster arrays by chemical deposition of platinum onto a regular 2D protein template is studied. The crystalline bacterial surface layer (S layer) of Sporosarcina ureae exhibiting a p4 symmetry with a lattice spacing of 13.2 nm is used as the protein template. Cluster deposition onto the S layer is achieved by chemical reduction of a platinum salt. The growth kinetics of the clusters has been examined by UV-VIS spectrometry. Transmission electron microscopy reveals the formation of well separated metal clusters with an average diameter of 1.9 +/- 0.6 nm. The lateral cluster arrangement is defined by the underlying protein crystal. We observe 7 cluster sites per unit cell corresponding to a density of 4 x 10(12) cm(-2). They are located in the nano-sized pores and gaps of the crystalline S layer. [References: 22]
Free Keywords:Bicontinuous cubic phase; Bacterial surface-layer; S-layers; Metallization.; Physics in Current Contents(R)/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Anton Hillebrand
Affiliations:MPI für Biochemie/Structural Biology (W. Baumeister)/
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