Synthesis and structural characterization of gold nanorods

Abstract

Gold cylinders with nanometric dimensions were successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray scattering and diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy. A small change on the synthesis route led to a slower reaction, allowing better control over the dimensions of the nanorods. The structural characterization enabled the description of the parameters as a function of synthesis time as well as reliable quantification of molar concentrations. The fine-tuning of sizes is crucial for the optimization of the nanorods on specialized applications.

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This work was supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP-2018/16092-5, 2016/24531-3), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq-303001/2019-4) e Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fluidos Complexos, INCT-FCx.

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Garcia, P.R.A.F.R., Araujo, W.W.R., Teobaldo, G.B.M. et al. Synthesis and structural characterization of gold nanorods. Int Nano Lett 11, 59–68 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40089-020-00322-w

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Keywords

  • Gold nanorods
  • Synthesis
  • Structural characterization