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Mesoscale organization of metal nanocrystals

Kulkarni, G. U. and Thomas, P. John and Rao, C. N. R. (2002) Mesoscale organization of metal nanocrystals. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 74 (9). pp. 1581-1591.

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Nanocrystals of metals covered by alkanethiols organize themselves in two-dimensional arrays. We discuss such arrays of metal nanocrystals at length, with focus on the dependence of the structure and the stability of the arrays on the particle diameter and the distance between the particles. Three-dimensional superstructures of metal nanocrystals obtained by the use of alkanedithiols are examined. These ordered two- and three-dimensional structures of thiolized metal nanocrystals are good examples of mesoscale self-assembly. The association of metal nanocrystals to give rise to giant clusters with magic nuclearity provides an even more graphic demonstration of mesoscale self-assembly

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3894
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 04:31
Last Modified:27 Jan 2009 04:31

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