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Tailored Microcrystal Growth: A Facile Solution-Phase Synthesis of Gold Rings

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  • Hyojong Yoo,

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    1. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
    2. Department of Chemistry and Institute for Applied Chemistry, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, 200-702, Republic of Korea
    • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA.
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  • Jaswinder Sharma,

    1. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
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  • Jin Kyung Kim,

    1. Biosciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
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  • Andrew P. Shreve,

    1. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
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  • Jennifer S. Martinez

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    1. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA
    • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545, USA.
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Abstract

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Crystallographically oriented triangular or hexagonal Au rings with micrometer-scale edge lengths and nanoscale thicknesses are successfully synthesized in aqueous solution. By using a Au3+ precursor and commercially available neutral polymeric surfactant ((C2H4O)23C12H25OH, Brij35), Au rings are generated in a single-step, one-pot synthesis.

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