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Issue 38, 2013
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Solvent-induced division of plasmonic clusters

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Abstract

The dimensions of spherical plasmonic clusters strongly depend on the concentration of their building blocks. We show here that for binary clusters consisting of nanoparticle building blocks with different sizes and relative content, the overall size of the clusters remains constant. However, in the presence of a good solvent the clusters undergo fission to produce smaller units with homogenously distributed building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-induced division of plasmonic clusters

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Submitted
13 Apr 2013
Accepted
20 Jun 2013
First published
24 Jun 2013

Soft Matter, 2013,9, 9094-9098
Article type
Communication

Solvent-induced division of plasmonic clusters

M. Grzelczak, A. Sánchez-Iglesias and L. M. Liz-Marzán, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 9094
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51015H

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