Publication
Title
Hydrophobic interactions modulate self-assembly of nanoparticles
Author
Abstract
Hydrophobic interactions constitute one of the most important types of nonspecific interactions in biological systems, which emerge when water molecules rearrange as two hydrophobic species come close to each other. The prediction of hydrophobic interactions at the level of nanoparticles (Brownian objects) remains challenging because of uncontrolled diffusive motion of the particles. We describe here a general methodology for solvent-induced, reversible self-assembly of gold nanoparticles into 3D clusters with well-controlled sizes. A theoretical description of the process confirmed that hydrophobic interactions are the main driving force behind nanoparticle aggregation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
ACS nano
Publication
2012
ISSN
1936-0851
Volume/pages
6:12(2012), p. 11059-11065
ISI
000312563600070
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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ESMI - European Soft Matter Infrastructure.
Counting Atoms in Nanomaterials (COUNTATOMS).
PLASMAQUO: Development of plasmonic quorum sensors for understanding bacterial-eukaryotic cell relations
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 19.08.2017
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