Anisotropic (nonspherical) noble metal nanoparticle research interest has been on the rise due to access to materials with unique optical, electronic, and catalytic properties achieved by changing their structure at the nanoscale. The seed-mediated method has enabled researchers to have control over the dimension and structure, giving access to a variety of anisotropic metal nanocrystals (particularly gold, silver, platinum, and palladium). Recent reports have investigated the role of halides and the importance of facet-selective adsorption on low-index surfaces of the nanocrystals to rationalize the reason why various structures form. The goal of this research project is to synthesize anisotropic nanoparticles using similar methods, and then characterize them by atomic force microscopy (AFM).
|Advisor:||Voss, Eric J.|
|Commitee:||Shaw, Michael J., Jones, Myron W.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Nonspherical gold nanoparticles, Atomic force miscroscopy|
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