Disentangling the effect of seed size and crystal habit on gold nanoparticle seeded growth†
Oxidative etching was used to produce gold seeds of different sizes and crystal habits. Following detailed characterization, the seeds were grown under different conditions. Our results bring new insights toward understanding the effect of size and crystallinity on the growth of anisotropic particles, whilst identifying guidelines for the optimisation of new synthetic protocols of predesigned seeds.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Commemorating Michael Faraday (1791-1867)