Ionic-like behavior of oppositely charged nanoparticles

Alexander M. Kalsin, Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, Stoyan K. Smoukov, Rafal Klajn, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Mixtures of oppositely charged nanoparticles of various sizes and charge ratios precipitate only at the point of electroneutrality. This phenomenonspecific to the nanoscale and reminiscent of threshold precipitation of ionsis a consequence of the formation of core-and-shell nanoparticle aggregates, in which the shells are composed of like-charged particles and are stabilized by efficient electrostatic screening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15046-15047
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Kalsin, A. M., Kowalczyk, B., Smoukov, S. K., Klajn, R., & Grzybowski, B. A. (2006). Ionic-like behavior of oppositely charged nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128(47), 15046-15047.