Unconventional chain-growth mode in the assembly of colloidal gold nanoparticles
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
One-dimensional assembly of gold nanoparticles (see picture)is achieved by a sphere-to-cylinder transformation of polymer shells. A large amount of monomers remains after the assembly, which is characteristic of the chain-growth “polymerization”. Single-line chains can be converted to double-line chains, thus substantiating the unique role of the polymer shell.
Angewandte chemie international edition
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