Multi-Dimensional Control of Surfactant-Guided Assemblies of Quantum Gold Particles

Authors

  • Qingmin Ji,

    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Somobrata Acharya,

    Corresponding author
    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
    • World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan).
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  • Jonathan P. Hill,

    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Gary J. Richards,

    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Katsuhiko Ariga

    Corresponding author
    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
    • World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan).
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  • The research was partially by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas “Chemistry of Coordination Space” and a Grant-in-Aid for Science Research in a Priority Area “Super-Hierarchical Structures” from Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture, Japan, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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The development of a surfactant-driven route to control multifold assemblies of monodispersed gold nanoparticles dimensions controlled into one, two-, and three dimensional architectures is reported. By using a self-assembly route with careful choice of ligands, a tunable multi-dimensional assembly of quantum-sized gold nanoparticles arranged in a broad range of configurations is achieved.

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