pH-switchable silver nanoprism growth pathways

Can Xue*, Chad A. Mirkin

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(Figure Presented) A pHunction of pH: The silver nanoprism fusion process can be turned on and off as a function of the pH value during photochemical synthesis. With appropriate pH regulation (see TEM images, middle and right), one can achieve excellent control over the nanoprism edge length with a fixed 10-nm thickness and the corresponding plasmon bands, which span the visible and NIR range (see extinction spectra, left).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2036-2038
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2007


  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical force
  • Photoexcitation
  • Plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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