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Surface-induced synthesis and self-assembly of metal suprastructures.

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dc.contributor.author Li, Shaozhou.
dc.contributor.author Huang, Xiao.
dc.contributor.author Li, Hai.
dc.contributor.author Cai, Hui.
dc.contributor.author Gan, Chee Lip.
dc.contributor.author Boey, Yin Chiang Freddy.
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Hua.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-19T08:11:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-19T08:11:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2012-09-19
dc.identifier.citation Li, S., Huang, X., Li, H., Cai, H., Gan, C. L., Boey, F. Y. C., et al. (2010). Surface-induced synthesis and self-assembly of metal suprastructures. Small, 6(23), 2708-2715.
dc.identifier.issn 1613-6829
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/8577
dc.description.abstract A systematic study on the synthesis of a series of self-assembled suprastructures, such as cubes, stars, belts, and microspheres, of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) in borosilicate glassware heavily cleaned with aqua regia is presented. These self-assembled structures are mostly formed from the crystallographically iso-oriented AgNPs, and exhibit well-defined shapes. In regular washed glassware, only Ag nanowires are synthesized. The formation mechanisms of these self-assembled Ag structures, based on monitoring of their structural evolution in glassware decorated with different molecules, are proposed. This work not only demonstrates that the surface energy of glassware can affect chemical synthesis, but also provides an interesting approach to the shape-controlled synthesis of novel self-assembled suprastructures of AgNPs, which could be potentially used as synthesis templates, drug vessels, and microreactors.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Small
dc.rights © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Materials.
dc.title Surface-induced synthesis and self-assembly of metal suprastructures.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Materials Science and Engineering
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201001084

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