Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 929–933

Electrostatically controlled nematic and smectic assembly of gold nanorods


DOI: 10.1007/s40242-013-3208-2

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Wei, W., Chen, K. & Ge, G. Chem. Res. Chin. Univ. (2013) 29: 929. doi:10.1007/s40242-013-3208-2


The assembly of gold nanorods(GNRs) into different liquid crystalline structures can be controlled by tuning their surface electric potential. After mildly removing excess surfactants in the GNRs solution, the electrostatic interaction between GNRs can be tuned by adjusting counter ion concentration. Specifically, nematic and smectic structures formed after solvent evaporation at low and high bromide concentrations, respectively. These results could be helpful for fabricating anisotropy enabled devices composed of metal and semiconductor nanorods.


Nanorod Nanostructure Self-assembly 


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© Jilin University, The Editorial Department of Chemical Research in Chinese Universities and Springer-Verlag GmbH 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Center for Nanoscience and TechnologyBeijingP. R. China

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