Synthesis and characterization of Janus gold nanoparticles

Hyewon Kim, Randy Carney, Javier Reguera, Quy K. Ong, Xiang Liu, Francesco Stellacci

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When gold nanoparticles are coated with binary mixtures of dislike ligand molecules, separation in the ligand shell occurs; if the particles are smaller than a threshold size the separation is solely enthalpy driven leading to the spontaneous formation of Janus particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3857-3863
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 24 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • janus gold nanoparticles
  • ligand morphology
  • patchy particles
  • phase separation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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