Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1805-1825
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2010

Abstract

Nanoparticles of noble metals belong to the most extensively studied colloidal systems in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Due to continuing progress in the synthesis of nanoparticles with controlled morphologies, the exploration of unique morphology-dependent properties has gained momentum. Anisotropic features in nonspherical nanoparticles make them ideal candidates for enhanced chemical, catalytic, and local field related applications. Nonspherical plasmon resonant nanoparticles offer favorable properties for their use as analytical tools, or as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. This Review highlights morphology-dependent properties of nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles with a focus on localized surface plasmon resonance and local field enhancement, as well as their applications in various fields including Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence enhancement, analytics and sensing, photothermal therapy, (bio-)diagnostics, and imaging. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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Properties and applications of colloidal nonspherical noble metal nanoparticles. / Sau, Tapan K.; Rogach, Andrey L.; Jäckel, Frank et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, No. 16, 22.04.2010, p. 1805-1825.

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