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Controlled synthesis of linear and branched Au@ZnO hybrid nanocrystals and their photocatalytic properties

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Colloidal Au@ZnO hybrid nanocrystals with linear and branched shape were synthesized. The number of ZnO domains on the Au seeds can be controlled by the solvent mixture. Imidazole-functionalized Au@ZnO hybrid nanocrystals were soluble in water and exhibited a greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity compared to ZnO nanocrystals. The pristine heterodimeric NPs were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and UV-Vis spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Controlled synthesis of linear and branched Au@ZnO hybrid nanocrystals and their photocatalytic properties

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The article was received on 30 May 2013, accepted on 30 Jul 2013 and first published on 08 Aug 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02817H
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 9944-9949

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    Controlled synthesis of linear and branched Au@ZnO hybrid nanocrystals and their photocatalytic properties

    M. N. Tahir, F. Natalio, M. A. Cambaz, M. Panthöfer, R. Branscheid, U. Kolb and W. Tremel, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 9944
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02817H

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