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Title: Spatially controlled reduction and growth of silver in hollow gold nanoshell particles
Authors: Zhang, Lu
Chen, Peng
Loiseau, Alexis
Brouri, Dalil
Casale, Sandra
Salmain, Michèle
Boujday, Souhir
Liedberg, Bo
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Zhang, L., Chen, P., Loiseau, A., Brouri, D., Casale, S., Salmain, M., ... Liedberg, B. (2019). Spatially controlled reduction and growth of silver in hollow gold nanoshell particles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(16), 10614-10621. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11864
Journal: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Abstract: Spatially controlled reactions at the nanoscale have attracted increasing interest for fundamental chemistry and for the engineering of novel functional materials. Herein, we demonstrate that pH-triggered reduction of silver ions preferentially occurs at the inner walls of porous and citrate-capped gold nanoshell (AuNS) particles. The reaction initially relies on the presence of sacrificial silver ions inside the AuNS particles as well as in the surrounding preparation solution, and it proceeds upon external addition of silver ions until a solid silver core is formed inside the AuNS particles. Subsequent reduction of silver occurs on the external surface of the solidified AuNS, resulting in a layered and compositionally complex nanoparticle containing both silver and gold. Growth experiments performed in the dark, under white light illumination, as well as near resonance suggest that the reduction reaction is not guided by a plasmonic field enhancement effect. This is in contrast to the recently proposed hot spot mechanism of silver reduction at the rim of nanoholes in a periodic gold array. Our observations point toward a confinement process that proceeds via a continuous supply of silver ions that diffuse from the external solution through the porous shell into the inner volume of the AuNS particles where they become reduced.
ISSN: 1932-7447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11864
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Physical Chemistry C, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
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