A simple one-pot method produces silver nanoparticles coated with aryl thiols that show intense, broad nonplasmonic optical properties. The synthesis works with many aryl-thiol capping ligands, including water-soluble 4- mercaptobenzoic acid. The nanoparticles produced show linear absorption that is broader, stronger, and more structured than most conventional organic and inorganic dyes.
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Acknowledgements: F.S. acknowledges the Packard Foundation and an ENI-MITEI Solar Frontier grant; O.M.B. acknowledges KAUST and the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education; V.A. thanks the Fondazione Ing. Aldo Gini; C.M.A. thanks Kansas State University; W.W. acknowledges the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders (FWO group project G.0129.07) and thanks Cor E. Van Hove for the use of the ultracentrifuge; L.D.N. acknowledges the US Army Research Laboratory (W911NF-06-2-0040 and W911 NF-07-1-0618); G.C.S. acknowledges NSF grant CHE-0550497 and AFOSR/DARPA Project BAA07-61 (FA9550-08-1-0221).
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- Cluster compounds
- Quantum dots
- Surface plasmon resonance
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