Size limitations for the formation of ordered striped nanoparticles

Randy P. Carney, Gretchen A. DeVries, Cedric Dubois, Hyewon Kim, Young Kim Jin, Chetana Singh, Pradip K. Ghorai, Joseph B. Tracy, Rebecca L. Stiles, Royce W. Murray, Sharon C. Glotzer, Francesco Stellacci

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A combination of immiscible molecules in the ligand shell of a gold nanoparticle (NP) has been shown to phase separate into a rippled structure; this phase separation can be used to direct the assembly of the NPs into chains. Here we demonstrate that only NPs within a certain size range can form chains, and we conclude that the rippled morphology of the ligand shell also exists only within that given size range. We corroborate this result with simulations of the ligand arrangement on NPs of various sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-799
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 23 2008

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  • Chemistry(all)


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