Liquid crystalline assemblies of ordered gold nanorods

Nikhil R. Jana, Latha A. Gearheart, Sherine O. Obare, Christopher J. Johnson, Karen J. Edler, Stephen Mann, Catherine J. Murphy

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Gold nanorods have been prepared in aqueous solution using a seed-mediated growth approach in the presence of surfactant. We observe the formation of liquid crystalline phases in concentrated solutions of high aspect ratio (13-18) gold nanorods by polarizing microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and small angle x-ray scattering. These phases, which are stable up to 200°C, exhibit concentration-dependent orientational order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2909-2912
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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