Shape-controlled synthesis of metallic nanostructures for nanocomposites
To manufacture nanocomposites for macroscopic applications, a macroscopic amount of nanostructure building blocks is required. I will present a solution phase synthesis that produces large quantities of silver, gold, platinum, and palladium nanostructures with controlled size, shape, monodispersity, and crystallinity. Some example nanostrucures include silver nanowires and nanocubes, hollow gold nanotubes and nanocages, platinum nanowires and multipods, and palladium nanotubes and nanocages. By controlling nanostructure size and shape, one can tailor the photonic, plasmonic, electronic, and catalytic properties of the metallic nanostructures, and in turn the nanocomposites in which they are incorporated.
Wiley, B; Chen, J; Sun, Y; Xia, Y
5th World Congress: Enabling Technologies and New Markets, Nanocomposites 2005