Nanoparticle assembly via hydrogen-bonding: IRS, TEM and AFM characterizations

L. Han, M. M. Maye, C. J. Zhong

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This paper reports results of the characterizations of nanoparticle assembly formed via spontaneous core-shell and shell-shell reactivities at thiolate-capped gold nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticles of two different core sizes and thiols with carboxylic acid terminals are exploited as a model system. The reactivities involve covalent Au-thiolate bonding and non- covalent hydrogen-bonding with anisotropic linking character. We employed infrared reflection spectroscopy (IRS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the characterizations. While IRS provides structural assessment, TEM and AFM imaging measurements probe the morphological properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C451-C456
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventAnisotropic Nanoparticles-Synthesis, Characterization and Applications - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2000Nov 29 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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