This paper describes a correlative approach to detect, visualize, and characterize intermediate species during a seedless, anisotropic nanoparticle synthesis. Changes in radical concentration as a function of time were correlated in situ to the optical properties and morphology of the particles. Depending on type and concentration of reaction precursors, either one or two increases in radical production occurred, corresponding to initial particle formation and increased branch length, respectively. Thus, changes in radical intensity can be considered as an indicator of nanoparticle structure and properties.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry