Preparation of Polystyrene- and Silica-Coated Gold Nanorods and Their Use as Templates for the Synthesis of Hollow Nanotubes

Sherine O. Obare, Nikhil R. Jana, Catherine J. Murphy

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Abstract

We report the preparation of polystyrene and silica-coated Au nanorods (aspect ratio 13 with 16 nm short axis). The coating resulted in a modification of the optical properties of the Au nanorods. Dissolution of the Au core from the polystyrene- and silica-coated Au nanorods using KCN enabled the formation of hollow polystyrene and silica nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalNano letters
Volume1
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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