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 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge financial support from the European Union through the FP7 starting ERC grant NANO-ARCH (contract number 240111 ) and the FP7 grant MAGNIFYCO (contract number NMP4-SL-2009-228622 ). We would like to thank the following persons for their many useful suggestions and comments: Prof. Uri Banin and Prof. Oded Millo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), Prof. Stefan Maier (Imperial College, London, UK), prof. Luis Liz-Marzán (University of Vigo, Spain), Dr. Josep Nogués Sanmiquel (Institut Catalá de Nanotecnologia, Barcelona, Spain), Prof. Pietro Ballone (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland), Dr. Luca Ceseracciu and Dr. Marco Allione (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy) and Prof. Herre Van Der Zant (Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands).


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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