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Gold Nanorods Grown on Microgels Leading to Hexagonal Nanostructures

Kumar, V. R. Rajeev and Samal, A. K. and Sreeprasad, T. S. and Pradeep, T. (2007) Gold Nanorods Grown on Microgels Leading to Hexagonal Nanostructures. Langmuir, 23 (17). pp. 8667-8669.

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Hexagonal patterns of gold nanorods were made by assembling gold nanorod-coated poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) microgels. The required population of nanorods on the microgels was achieved by attaching nanoparticle seeds on the latter and growing them to nanorods. The various materials prepared were characterized by UV−vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Similar experiments with nanoparticle-coated or prefabricated nanorod-coated microgels did not give such hexagonal patterns. We suggest that the interlocking of nanorods leads to these regular structures. This is the first report of a solution phase method for assembling nanorods into a hexagonal pattern.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:4476
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 10:46
Last Modified:02 Apr 2009 10:46

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