Synthesis of heterodimeric sphere-prism nanostructures via metastable gold supraspheres

Rafal Klajn*, Anatoliy O. Pinchuk, George C. Schatz, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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(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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8363-8367
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
StatePublished - 2007


  • Colloids
  • Gold
  • Nanostructures
  • Solid-state reactions
  • Surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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