© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Well-defined colloidal Au@CeO 2 hybrid nanocrystals (NCs) comprising different core/shell morphologies have been synthesized via a novel and simple one-pot aqueous approach. The method allows producing hybrid morphologies composed by an active and accessible Au core coated by a porous CeO 2 shell with varying shell thickness and dimensionality by simply adjusting the Au 3+ /Ce 3+ precursor ratio. These hybrid NCs are highly monodisperse and well-dispersed in water, showing intense surface plasmon resonance bands that offer unique opportunities for advanced material applications, such as plasmonics and catalysis.
- Aqueous synthesis
- Colloidal stability
- Hybrid nanocrystals
Bastús, N. G., Piella, J., Perez, S., Patarroyo, J., Genç, A., Arbiol, J., & Puntes, V. (2019). Robust one-pot synthesis of citrate-stabilized Au@CeO <inf>2</inf> hybrid nanocrystals with different thickness and dimensionality. Applied Materials Today, 15, 445-452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2019.03.003