Silver Nanoparticles with Broad Multiband Linear Optical Absorption

Osman M. Bakr, Vincenzo Amendola, Christine M. Aikens, Wim Wenseleers, Rui Li, Luca Dal Negro, George C. Schatz, Francesco Stellacci*

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6035-6040
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number32
StatePublished - Jul 6 2009


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