Mechanofabrication of pancake and rodlike nanostructures from deformable nanoparticle aggregates

Kevin P. Browne, Rafal Klajn, Julie Ann Villa, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Abstract

Supraspherical aggregates of crosslinked metal nanoparticles are transformed into pancakes and nanorods by mechanical stresses and shears imparted by macroscopic objects (see image). The dimensions of both types of nanostructures can be controlled by the pressures applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2656-2658
Number of pages3
JournalSmall
Volume5
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2009

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Keywords

  • Gold
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nano-particles
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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