Octahedral and Cubic Gold Nanoframes with Platinum Framework
POSTED DATE : 2015-10-15
HIT : 3038
Researcher : Songyi Ham, Sungho Park*
Herein, we report a general synthetic pathway to various shapes of three-dimensional (3D) gold nanoframes (NFs) embedded with a Pt skeleton for structural rigidity. The synthetic route comprises three steps: site-specific (edge and vertex) deposition of Pt, etching of inner Au, and regrowth of Au on the Pt framework. Site-specific reduction of Pt on Au nanoparticles (NPs) led to the high-quality of 3D Au NFs with good structural rigidity, which allowed the detailed characterization of the corresponding 3D metal NFs. The synthetic method described here will open new avenues toward many new kinds of 3D metal NFs.