Seeding growth for size control of 5-40 nm diameter gold nanoparticles

Nikhil R. Jana, Latha Gearheart, Catherine J. Murphy

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Following a seeding growth approach, gold nanoparticles of diameters 5-40 nm were prepared with 10-15% standard deviation in diameter from 3.5 ± 50.7 nm gold particle seeds. Particle size can be controlled by varying the ratio of seed to metal salt, and thus any size in the range 5-40 nm can be prepared. The method can also be scaled up to produce 10-100 mg of gold nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6782-6786
Number of pages5
Issue number22
StatePublished - Oct 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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