Research Update: Progress in synthesis of nanoparticle dimers by self-assembly
Journal article, 2014

This article highlights recent advances in the controlled self-assembly of nanoparticles to produce dimeric nanoparticle structures. The relevance of this emergent field is discussed in terms of recent applications in plasmonics and chemical catalysis. The concept of bond-valence applied to nanoparticles will be discussed, emphasizing some general approaches that have been successfully used to build these structures. Further, the asymmetric functionalization of nanoparticles surfaces as a path to drive selective aggregation, the use of biomolecules to self-assemble nanoparticles into dimers in solution, and the confinement of aggregates in small cavities are discussed.

Author

Yuri A. Diaz Fernandez

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Lu Sun

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

Tina Gschneidtner

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

Kasper Moth-Poulsen

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polymer Technology

APL Materials

2166-532X (eISSN)

Vol. 2 1 010702

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Materials Science

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1063/1.4858295

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5/17/2018