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Issue 2, 2000
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Dissymmetric silica nanospheres: a first step to difunctionalized nanomaterials

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This communication reports the synthesis of silica nanoparticles dissymmetrically decorated by gold nano-clusters, using a gas–liquid interface as a dissym-metrization tool. The effective dissymmetrization of the nanoparticles was clearly observed using transmission electron microscopy. These results suggest that each hemisphere of these nanostructures can be further specifically functionalized, leading to promising nano-materials with specific properties.

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The article was received on 12 Oct 1999, accepted on 08 Nov 1999 and first published on 19 Jan 2000

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/A908202F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2000,10, 253-254
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    Dissymmetric silica nanospheres: a first step to difunctionalized nanomaterials

    L. Petit, E. Sellier, E. Duguet, S. Ravaine and C. Mingotaud, J. Mater. Chem., 2000, 10, 253
    DOI: 10.1039/A908202F

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