Gold nanorods with aspect ratios of 4.6 ± 1.2, 13 ± 2, and 18 ± 2.5 (all with 16 ± 3 nm short axis) are prepared by a seeding growth approach in the presence of an aqueous miceller template. Citrate-capped 3.5 nm diameter gold particles, prepared by the reduction of HAuCl4 with borohydride, are used as the seed. The aspect ratio of the nanorods is controlled by varying the ratio of seed to metal salt. The long rods are isolated from spherical particles by centrifugation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry