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Hierarchical hybrid nanostructures: controlled assembly of polymer-encapsulated gold nanoparticles via a Rayleigh-instability-driven transformation under cylindrical confinement

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Abstract

We develop a novel route based on the solution wetting method using anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates to fabricate hierarchical hybrid nanostructures assembled from polystyrene-encapsulated gold nanoparticles (Au@PS NPs). Hybrid nanostructures including nanotubes and nanospheres can be reliably prepared, in which the spatial arrangement of the Au@PS NPs is determined by the pore diameters of the templates and the molecular weights of the thiol-ended polystyrene (PS-SH) ligands. In particular, the Rayleigh-instability-driven transformation plays a key role in the formation of the hybrid nanospheres.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical hybrid nanostructures: controlled assembly of polymer-encapsulated gold nanoparticles via a Rayleigh-instability-driven transformation under cylindrical confinement

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The article was received on 22 Apr 2016, accepted on 28 May 2016 and first published on 01 Jun 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10430D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 54539-54543
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    Hierarchical hybrid nanostructures: controlled assembly of polymer-encapsulated gold nanoparticles via a Rayleigh-instability-driven transformation under cylindrical confinement

    H. Ko, C. Chang, M. Chi, C. Chu, M. Cheng, Z. Fang, K. Luo and J. Chen, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 54539
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10430D

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