Freezing the self-assembly process of gold nanocrystals. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ability to stop the self-assembly of gold nanocrystals at a desired stage of the process provides new leverage to understand and control the dynamics of self-assembly. Herein, competitive ligands are used to unfavor the interaction of the cross-linker with the gold surface and terminate the growth reaction of gold nanoparticles and nanorod chains.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Abbas, A., Tian, L., Kattumenu, R., Halim, A., & Singamaneni, S.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Abbas, Abdennour||Tian, Limei||Kattumenu, Ramesh||Halim, Abigail||Singamaneni, Srikanth

publication date

  • February 2012