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Title: Field effect on digestive ripening of thiol-capped gold nanoparticles

We studied the digestive ripening of thiol-capped gold nanoparticles under simultaneous action of electric field and reflux heating in a silicone oil bath at 130 °C, using transmission electron microscopy. Observation revealed that a polydispersed gold nanoparticle system reached the state of nearly monodispersity under the action of an electric field and the thiol-capped gold nanoparticles carried negative charges. The electric field caused the increase of the particle size for the nearly monodispersed gold nanoparticle system. The self-assembly of the nearly monodisperse gold nanoparticles under the action of an electric field of a high field intensity was observed. The gold nanoparticles tended to form self-assembled nanostructures of six-fold symmetry. This study provides a new route for system engineering to control the particle size of metallic nanoparticles by electric field and digestive ripening.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China)
  2. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278109
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; GOLD; HEATING; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLE SIZE; PARTICLES; SILICONES; THIOLS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY