Formation of high-density crystalline-shape gold nanoparticles on indium tin oxide surfaces: Effects of alcohothermal seeding

Ali Umar Akrajas, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis, Munetaka Oyama

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Abstract

We found that the gold nanoparticles with high-density and crystalline-shape, such as nanocubes, nanobricks, pentahedral nanorods, etc., can be realized on the surface by using a seed-mediated growth method with a unique seeding process, namely alcohothermal. By using a conventional growth solution that contains HAuCl4, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, NaOH and ascorbic acid, gold nanoparticles with crystalline-morphology (gold nanocrystals) of yield up to ca. 95%, can be prepared. An alcohothermal seeding was carried out by a thermal reduction of gold ions from an alcoholic solution of gold salt on the surface through an annealing process at a moderate temperature, namely 250 °C. It is believed that the unique initial characteristic (presumably the structures) of the gold nanoseeds particles as the result of peculiar nanoseeds formation process, prepared using this approach, instead of a simple thermal restructuring of the as prepared nanoseeds as confirmed by the results of annealing treatment on the nanoseed prepared using the normal and in-situ reduction seeding, was as the driving factor for the projected growth of crystalline-shape gold nanoparticles on the surface. The crystalline-shape gold nanoparticles modified-surface should find a potential application in catalysis, sensors and SERS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4974-4980
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Crystalline nanocrystals
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Hydrothermal seeding
  • Seed-mediated growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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