Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.

Issue 5, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Gold-coated halloysite nanotubes as tunable plasmonic platforms

Author affiliations


We propose the use of natural Halloysite Hollow Nanotubes (HNTs) as supports to generate plasmonic platforms with remotely triggered heating capacity. The chemical modification and subsequent coating with nanostructured gold either in the form of individually dispersed particles or by forming a shell with variable thickness and interconnectivity has been studied. The dielectric nature of the silica in conjunction with the plasmonic gold layer allows a flexible optical response with tunable maximum absorptions within the visible to Near-Infrared (NIR) range. The generation of hollow gold nanotubes using halloysite as a sacrificial template is also demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Gold-coated halloysite nanotubes as tunable plasmonic platforms

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Sep 2013, accepted on 29 Nov 2013 and first published on 29 Nov 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01127E
Citation: New J. Chem., 2014,38, 2037-2042
  •   Request permissions

    Gold-coated halloysite nanotubes as tunable plasmonic platforms

    M. Zieba, J. L. Hueso, M. Arruebo, G. Martínez and J. Santamaría, New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 2037
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01127E

Search articles by author