Molecular Coatings for Stabilizing Silver and Gold Nanocubes under Electron Beam Irradiation

Shu Fen Tan, Michel Bosman, Christian A. Nijhuis*

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1196
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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