Morphosynthesis of nanostructured gold crystals by utilizing interstices in periodically arranged silica nanoparticles as a flexible reaction field

Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Abstract

Rigid but flexible: Gold nanoplates with highly ordered surface dimples (see picture) are deposited in the interstices of periodically arranged silica nanoparticles. The silica nanoparticles not only act as rigid templates to form dimples or mesopores, but also provide a flexible reaction field that allows anisotropic crystal growth of gold in a simultaneously formed two-dimensional nanospace.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6993-6997
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 17

Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Gold
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructures
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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