Reduced symmetry nanoparticles Patent uri icon


  • Methods and apparatus for providing nanoparticles having reduced symmetry are disclosed. One embodiment of a preferred method for producing such nanoparticles includes functionalization of a nanoparticle core, partial chemical passivation or masking of the nanoparticle surface, and nucleation and deposition of colloidal particles to selectively coat a specific section of the nanostructure surface with a conducting material.

author list (cited authors)

  • Charnay, C., Halas, N., & Bradley, R. K.