Synthesis of the gold nanocubes by electrochemical technique

Chien Jung Huang, Pin Hsiang Chiu, Yeong Her Wang, Wen Ray Chen, Teen Hang Meen

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This investigation demonstrates the rapid synthesis of a large quantity of uniform-sized gold nanocubes by an electrochemical method, using a surfactant solution and acetone. A redshift is observed in ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra as the shape of gold nanoparticles changes from spherical to cubic. The selected area electron diffraction patterns reveal that the gold nanocubes are single crystalline with lattice constant a=4.068 Å. The nanocube edge is about 30 nm long. The gold nanocubes are truncated structures, as revealed by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis. The effect of acetone addition on the shape of particles is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number005608JES
Pages (from-to)D129-D133
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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