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The Study of Growth Mechanism of Gold Nanorods
|Ru-Shi Liu 1, Hao Ming Chen 1, Shu-Fen Hu 2, Stansiław Filipek 3|
1. National Taiwan University, Department of Chemistry, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
A new approach to fabricate long length of gold nanorods by controlling the volume of growth solution will be reported. The shape evolutions ranging from fusiform nanoparticles to 1-D rods were observed. Increasing the addition of growth solution can control the length of nanorods. The length of rods can be extended to 2 μm, and nanorods with aspect ratios of up to ~ 70 could be obtained. Moreover, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is applied herein to elucidate the growth mechanism of gold nanorods. The gold ions were directly reduced to gold atoms by ascorbic acid during the reaction, and then gold atoms were deposited on the surface of gold seeds that were introduced into the reaction. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) confirmed the growth of gold and the environment around Au atoms over the reaction. The XAS are expected to have wide applications in the growth of gold and other related materials.
Presentation: Poster at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006, Symposium B, by Ru-Shi Liu
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006
Submitted: 2006-05-11 23:27 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44