- 2D Crystals
|Title||Molecular Coatings for Stabilizing Silver and Gold Nanocubes under Electron Beam Irradiation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Tan, Shu Fen, Bosman Michel, and Nijhuis Christian A.|
|Keywords||enhanced raman-scattering, radiation-damage, shape-controlled synthesis|
We study the degradation process of closely spaced silver and gold nanocubes under high-energy electron beam irradiation using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The high aspect ratio gaps between silver and gold nanocubes degraded in many cases as a result of protrusion and filament formation during electron beam irradiation. We demonstrate that the molecular coating of the nanoparticles can act as a protective barrier to minimize electron -beam-induced damage on passivated gold and silver nanoparticles.
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