Fabrication of Paper‐Templated Structures of Noble Metals

@article{Christodouleas2017FabricationOP,
  title={Fabrication of Paper‐Templated Structures of Noble Metals},
  author={Dionysios C. Christodouleas and Felice C. Simeone and Alok S. Tayi and Sonia Targ and James C. Weaver and K. Jayaram and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Fern{\'a}ndez-Abedul and George M. Whitesides},
  journal={Advanced Materials Technologies},
  year={2017},
  volume={2}
}
This manuscript describes a simple and rapid method for fabricating free‐standing structures composed primarily (>94% w/w, and 55–80 at%) of noble metals (e.g., gold, silver, platinum, etc.) and having physical morphologies that resemble paper, thread, or fabric. In this method, templates (i.e., pieces of paper, or cotton fabric) are loaded with aqueous solutions of salts of noble metals, and then the cellulosic component is burned off in a furnace held at high temperatures (i.e., from 550 °C… 
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