Real Time Monitoring of the Shape Evolution of Branched Gold Nanostructure

Dulal Senapati, Anant K Singh and Paresh Chandra Ray Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA Acknowledgements: Dr. Ray thanks NSF-PREM grant # DMR-0611539 and NIH-SCORE grant # S06GM 008047 and DOD grant # W 912HZ-06-C-0057 for their generous funding We have demonstrated that real time evolution of intermediates of colloidal nanocrystals can be fully accessed during the synthesis of anisotropic shaped gold nanoparticles.  Our experimental data provide unique and convincing information for understanding the growth mechanisms of how the shape control works for gold anisotropic nanocrystals (Published in Chem. Phys. Lett., 2010, 487, 88-91 )