Hybrid Co-Au nanorods: Controlling Au nucleation and location

Fabienne Wetz*, Katerina Soulantica, Andrea Falqui, Marc Respaud, Etienne Snoeck, Bruno Chaudret

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Au Co-ntraire: The growth of gold nanoparticles on magnetic cobalt nanorods could be initiated either selectively on the tips of the nanorods (see picture, left) or nonselectively over the whole nanorod surface (right) by the proper choice of ligand concentration and temperature. Heterogeneous nucleation was selected over galvanic displacement by the choice of the gold(I) precursor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7079-7081
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt
  • Gold
  • Heterostructures
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nanorods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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