Synthesis of silver nanodisks using polystyrene mesospheres as templates

Encai Hao, K. Lance Kelly, Joseph T. Hupp*, George C. Schatz

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We report the synthesis of Ag nanodisk using polystyrene mesospheres as templates. TEM measurements show that the average disk thickness is 9.0 ± 1.0 nm and the diameter is 36 ± 8 nm. The particles exhibit an intense electronic spectrum that differs markedly from that for spheres (purple vs yellow solutions). We present electromagnetic theory calculations which exhibit a qualitative match with the observed spectrum, enabling us to assign several of the plasmon resonance features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15182-15183
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number51
StatePublished - Dec 25 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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