Plasmon-driven synthesis of triangular core-shell nanoprisms from gold seeds

Can Xue*, Jill E. Millstone, Shuyou Li, Chad A. Mirkin

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Outside silver, inside gold: Gold nanoparticles are used as seeds to probe the role of plasmon excitation in the photo-mediated growth of silver nanoprisms. This approach generates novel core-shell nanostructures that contain a spherical (see TEM image, inset shows side view) or triangular-prism gold core with a triangular silver prism shell. The architecture of these particles can be tuned by controlling the excitation wavelength and gold-core diameter. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8436-8439
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
StatePublished - 2007


  • Core-shell particles
  • Nanostructures
  • Photochemistry
  • Silver
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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