(Figure Presented) Changing shapes: Metastable spherical aggregates of gold nanoparticles undergo a one-to-one, thermally induced transformation into heterodimers comprising connected plate and spherical domains. By controlling the reaction time, it is possible to isolate a variety of structures differing in the relative sizes of the domains and in the overall optical properties (see picture).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - 2007|
- Solid-state reactions
- Surface chemistry
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