Observation of a quadrupole plasmon mode for a colloidal solution of gold nanoprisms

Jill E. Millstone, Sungho Park, Kevin L. Shuford, Lidong Qin, George C. Schatz, Chad A. Mirkin*

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The synthesis and optical properties of single crystalline gold nanoprisms have been investigated. A three-step mediated seed growth process in an aqueous solution generated gold nanoprisms with a relatively homogeneous size distribution. The purity of these nanostructures has allowed us to observe a weak quadrupole resonance in addition to a strong dipole resonance associated with these novel structures. The experimental optical spectra agree with discrete dipole approximation calculations that have been modeled from the dimensions of gold nanoprisms produced in this synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5312-5313
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 20 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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