Overgrowth of rhodium on gold nanorods

Ruth Chantry, Wilai Siriwatcharapiboon, Sarah Horswell, AJ Logsdail, Roy Johnston, Zi Li

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This study focuses on the deposition and growth mode of rhodium (Rh) on gold (Au) seed nanorods (NRs). Using a combination of scanning transmission electron microscopy imaging, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, we show that Rh deposition results in an uneven overlayer morphology on the Au NR seeds, with a tendency for Rh deposition to occur preferentially on the Au NR ends. The results suggest that complex and kinetically driven metal-metal interactions take place in this system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10312-10317
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number18
Early online date16 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2012


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