An anisotropic snowflake-like structural assembly of polymer-capped gold nanoparticles

Harshala Parab, Cheulhee Jung, Min Ah Woo, Hyun Gyu Park

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Abstract

Snowflake-like structural assembly of isotropic gold nanoparticles (GNPs) is reported. A modified polyamine method has been employed to synthesize positively charged GNPs in presence of a polymeric metaphosphate. This process yields fascinating dendritic self-assembled morphologies. Structural characterization revealed that there was aggregation of crystalline GNPs. The aggregates of GNPs formed in the initial stage of synthesis are assumed to act as the bulging seeds for final growth of complex morphologies at nanometer to micrometer length scale. Self-assembly of GNPs was found to be greatly influenced by the concentration of gold precursor. Diffusion limited aggregation of GNPs is suggested as the plausible mechanism for this nanoparticle selforganization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2173-2180
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anisotropic
  • Dendrimers
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Polyamine
  • Self-assembly
  • Snowflake-like
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering

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An anisotropic snowflake-like structural assembly of polymer-capped gold nanoparticles. / Parab, Harshala; Jung, Cheulhee; Woo, Min Ah; Park, Hyun Gyu.

In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 13, No. 5, 01.05.2011, p. 2173-2180.

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Parab, Harshala ; Jung, Cheulhee ; Woo, Min Ah ; Park, Hyun Gyu. / An anisotropic snowflake-like structural assembly of polymer-capped gold nanoparticles. In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 2173-2180.
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