Sacrificial biological templates for the formation of nanostructured metallic microshells

Emma Kathryn Payne*, Nathaniel L. Rosi, Can Xue, Chad A. Mirkin

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Biological templates: Diatom cell walls were coated with metallic films and then subsequently dissolved to yield nanostructured metallic microshells that exhibit the structural characteristics of the diatom templates. The unique nanostructural details of the microshells (see image) make them useful as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5064-5067
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2005

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Diatoms
  • Nanostructures
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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