Plasmon-mediated synthesis of heterometallic nanorods and icosahedra

Mark R. Langille, Jian Zhang, Chad A. Mirkin

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Bimetallic nanoparticles: Au-Ag core-shell heterometallic nanorods and icosahedra can be prepared from Au decahedral seed particles using plasmon-mediated synthetic methods and adjusting the pH value of the solution (see picture). This method allows for the preparation of icosahedral nanostructures with an asymmetric metal distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3543-3547
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 4 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • gold
  • icosahedra
  • nanostructures
  • silver
  • surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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