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Title: Nanoscale Lacing by Electrons

Abstract

The ability to harness the optical or electrical properties of nanoscale particles depends on their assembly in terms of size and spatial characteristics which remains challenging due to lack of size focusing. Electrons provide a clean and focusing agent to initiate the assembly of nanoclusters or nanoparticles. Here an intriguing route is demonstrated to lace gold nanoclusters and nanoparticles in string assembly through electron-initiated nucleation and aggregative growth of Au(I)-thiolate motifs on a thin film substrate. This size-focused assembly is demonstrated by controlling the electron dose under transmission electron microscopic imaging conditions. The Au(I)-thiolate motifs, in combination with the molecularly mediated alignment, facilitate the interstring electrostatic and intrastring aurophilic interactions, which functions as a molecular template to aid electron-initiated 1D lacing. The findings demonstrate a hierarchical route for the 1D assemblies with size and spatial tunable catalytic, optical, sensing, and diagnostic properties.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [3]
  1. School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418 China; Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton NY 13902 USA
  2. Electron and X-ray Microscopy, Nanoscience and Technology, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL 60439 USA
  3. Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton NY 13902 USA
  4. Corning Incorporated, Corning NY 14831 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory - Center for Nanoscale Materials; State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton
OSTI Identifier:
1461452
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Small
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 1613-6810
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Cheng, Han-Wen, Wang, Jie, Li, Yong-Jun, Li, Jing, Yan, Shan, Shan, Shiyao, Wang, Lingyan, Skeete, Zakiya, and Zhong, Chuan-Jian. Nanoscale Lacing by Electrons. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/smll.201800598.
Cheng, Han-Wen, Wang, Jie, Li, Yong-Jun, Li, Jing, Yan, Shan, Shan, Shiyao, Wang, Lingyan, Skeete, Zakiya, & Zhong, Chuan-Jian. Nanoscale Lacing by Electrons. United States. doi:10.1002/smll.201800598.
Cheng, Han-Wen, Wang, Jie, Li, Yong-Jun, Li, Jing, Yan, Shan, Shan, Shiyao, Wang, Lingyan, Skeete, Zakiya, and Zhong, Chuan-Jian. Tue . "Nanoscale Lacing by Electrons". United States. doi:10.1002/smll.201800598.
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title = {Nanoscale Lacing by Electrons},
author = {Cheng, Han-Wen and Wang, Jie and Li, Yong-Jun and Li, Jing and Yan, Shan and Shan, Shiyao and Wang, Lingyan and Skeete, Zakiya and Zhong, Chuan-Jian},
abstractNote = {The ability to harness the optical or electrical properties of nanoscale particles depends on their assembly in terms of size and spatial characteristics which remains challenging due to lack of size focusing. Electrons provide a clean and focusing agent to initiate the assembly of nanoclusters or nanoparticles. Here an intriguing route is demonstrated to lace gold nanoclusters and nanoparticles in string assembly through electron-initiated nucleation and aggregative growth of Au(I)-thiolate motifs on a thin film substrate. This size-focused assembly is demonstrated by controlling the electron dose under transmission electron microscopic imaging conditions. The Au(I)-thiolate motifs, in combination with the molecularly mediated alignment, facilitate the interstring electrostatic and intrastring aurophilic interactions, which functions as a molecular template to aid electron-initiated 1D lacing. The findings demonstrate a hierarchical route for the 1D assemblies with size and spatial tunable catalytic, optical, sensing, and diagnostic properties.},
doi = {10.1002/smll.201800598},
journal = {Small},
issn = {1613-6810},
number = 20,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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