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Different sized luminescent gold nanoparticles

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Abstract

After a decade's efforts, a large amount of highly luminescent metal nanoparticles with different sizes and surface chemistries have been developed. While the luminescence is often attributed to particle size effects, other structural parameters such as surface ligands, valence states of metal atoms and crystallinity of nanoparticles also have a significant influence on emission properties and mechanisms. In this review, we summarized the strategies used to create luminescent gold nanoparticles with sizes from few to millions of atoms and discussed how these structural factors affect their photoluminescence.

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Submitted
16 May 2012
Accepted
06 Jun 2012
First published
15 Jun 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4073-4083
Article type
Review Article

Different sized luminescent gold nanoparticles

J. Zheng, C. Zhou, M. Yu and J. Liu, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4073 DOI: 10.1039/C2NR31192E

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