This work is supported by the Max Planck Society.
Decoration of Microspheres with Gold Nanodots—Giving Colloidal Spheres Valences†
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 47, pages 7767–7770, December 2, 2005
How to Cite
Zhang, G., Wang, D. and Möhwald, H. (2005), Decoration of Microspheres with Gold Nanodots—Giving Colloidal Spheres Valences. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 7767–7770. doi: 10.1002/anie.200502117
- Issue published online: 28 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Received: 17 JUN 2005
Giving directions: Microspheres are decorated with a defined number of Au nanodots by using O2-plasma-etched colloidal crystals as masks for the deposition of Au vapor (see picture). The Au nanodots deposited on the spheres might be considered as nanoscale analogues of sp-hybridized atomic orbitals, which may be used to spatially direct the association of spheres to generate hierarchical “supraparticles”.