Efficient production of uniform gold nanoparticles via a streamlined low-cost, semi-automated, open-source platform. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • In the quest to discover dependable and repeatable methods for producing noble metal nanospheres, both commercial and academic scientists have shown great interest. The challenge of precisely controlling the size of these nanospheres is critical, as variations can alter their optical characteristics, leading to complications in subsequent applications. In this context, we present the design and validation of an affordable, semi-automated device that synthesizes gold nanoparticles using the Turkevich method. This device, named 'NanoSynth Mini' and powered by Raspberry Pi, demonstrates the capability to generate gold nanoparticles with diameters ranging from 15 to 60 nanometers with minimal variability. Its design allows for seamless integration into lab processes, providing consistent support for extensive research initiatives.

published proceedings

  • Nanoscale

author list (cited authors)

  • Chavva, S. R., San Juan, A., Jaitpal, S., Vu, N. N., & Mabbott, S.

complete list of authors

  • Chavva, Suhash Reddy||San Juan, Angela Michelle T||Jaitpal, Siddhant||Vu, Ngoc Nhu||Mabbott, Samuel

publication date

  • May 2024