F.S. is grateful to 3M and DuPont for the Young Faculty Awards. We thank Prof. L. D. Marks, J. Adario, and D. Bell for helpful discussions and technical assistance.
Shape-Controlled Growth of Micrometer-Sized Gold Crystals by a Slow Reduction Method†
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 8-9, pages 1046–1050, August 2006
How to Cite
Liu, X., Wu, N., Wunsch, Benjamin H., Barsotti, Robert J. and Stellacci, F. (2006), Shape-Controlled Growth of Micrometer-Sized Gold Crystals by a Slow Reduction Method. Small, 2: 1046–1050. doi: 10.1002/smll.200600219
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Received: 4 MAY 2006
- electron microscopy;
- molecular recognition
Shaping up nicely… Micrometer-sized gold crystals have been synthesized through a binary mixture of amine ligand molecules in the presence of a gold precursor under slow growth conditions (see picture). A wide range of morphologies in the form of triangles, octahedra, pentagonal decahedra, platelets, and nanowires with well-defined morphologies can be derived by varying the composition and ratio of the ligand mixture.