Physical properties of elongated inorganic nanoparticles

Roman Krahne, Giovanni Morello, Albert Figuerola, Chandramohan George, Sasanka Deka, Liberato Manna*

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Inorganic nanoparticles are among the most investigated nano-objects nowadays, both in fundamental science and in various technological applications. In this paper, we describe the physical properties of nanoparticles when their shape is elongated, i.e. rod-like or wire-like. In most cases, we will analyze the transition in the physical properties when the shape of the nanoparticles evolves from spherical to rod-like.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-221
Number of pages147
JournalPhysics Reports
Issue number3-5
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


  • Catalysis
  • Electronics
  • Elongated nanostructures
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical properties
  • Nanocrystals
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanorods
  • Optics
  • Plasmonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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