Title

Facet Engineering On The Tip Of Gold Nanorods

Author(s)

Zachary Scott

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Hui Wang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

Written Paper Award

1st Place

Abstract

Research was conducted on the development of different shapes and sizes of gold nanorods, a developing research field with a wide range of applications. It is not understood how some shapes of gold nanorods form, so this research focused on determining more about the mechanism of formation. The seed mediated growth method was used to make various nanorods of different shapes. Adding different amounts of gold seed allowed for different aspect ratios to be found, proving that there can be control over sizes of gold nanorods. Factors such as Cu(NO3)2 concentration allowed the different shapes to form. The next step in this research is finding which nanorods are needed for different applications.

Start Date

4-11-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 10:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 10:30 AM Apr 11th, 10:45 AM

Facet Engineering On The Tip Of Gold Nanorods

Research was conducted on the development of different shapes and sizes of gold nanorods, a developing research field with a wide range of applications. It is not understood how some shapes of gold nanorods form, so this research focused on determining more about the mechanism of formation. The seed mediated growth method was used to make various nanorods of different shapes. Adding different amounts of gold seed allowed for different aspect ratios to be found, proving that there can be control over sizes of gold nanorods. Factors such as Cu(NO3)2 concentration allowed the different shapes to form. The next step in this research is finding which nanorods are needed for different applications.