Plasmon-mediated synthesis of silver triangular bipyramids

Jian Zhang, Shuzhou Li, Jinsong Wu, George C. Schatz, Chad A. Mirkin

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Color-tuned: Monodisperse silver righttriangular bipyramids (see SEM image) were formed by photoinduced synthesis in high yield. The edge length of the bipyr-amids can be easily controlled by the wavelength of excitation light (see diagram).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7787-7791
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 5 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bipyramids
  • Nanostructures
  • Photoexcitation
  • Plasmon resonance
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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