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3D ordered gold strings by coating nanoparticles with mesogens (2009)
Journal Article
Zeng, X., Liu, F., Fowler, A. G., Ungar, G., Cseh, L., Mehl, G. H., & Macdonald, J. E. (2009). 3D ordered gold strings by coating nanoparticles with mesogens. Advanced materials, 21(17), 1746-1750. doi:10.1002/adma.200803403

Gold nanoparticles covered with a nematic liquid-crystal ligand laterally attached via a thioalkyl spacer and a thioalkane "diluent" exhibit 3D ordering in strings jacketed by the mesogens with controllable interparticle spacing. The particles form r... Read More