Investigation on shape variation of Au nanocrystals

Sung Koo Kang, Inhee Choi, Jeongjin Lee, Younghun Kim, Jongheop Yi

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A variety of shapes, such as rod, tripod, φ{symbol}-shape and cube, of Au nanocrystals were synthesized by employing different reaction conditions. The nanocrystals and their shape variation were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and UV-vis spectrophotometry. The evolution of shape was accomplished by controlling the parameters used in their synthesis, the concentration of reducing agent and surface capping agent. The effect of synthetic parameters on shape was explored, to determine suitable conditions for producing each shape of nanocrystals. Nanocrystals with different shapes have different plasmon bands in the visible region of the spectrum, which is a valuable property for sensor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-813
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Gold (Au)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanorod
  • Shape control
  • Tripod
  • φ{symbol}-Shape


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