Exploiting core–shell and core–alloy interfaces for asymmetric growth of nanoparticles

Peter N. Njoki, Patrick Lutz, Wenjie Wu, Louis Solomon, Mathew M. Maye

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The alloy phase behavior of nanoparticle (NP) interfaces has been used to tailor asymmetric growth. Using either Au–Pd core–shell or Au–AuxPd1−x core–alloy NP starting materials, the deposition of Ag resulted in asymmetric and symmetric growth respectively. The phase segregation of the interface was confirmed by TEM and electrocatalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10449-10451
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number84
StatePublished - Sep 26 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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