Linear Assemblies of Silica-Coated Gold Nanoparticles using Carbon Nanotubes as Templates

Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Nelli Sobal, Luis  M. Liz-Marzán, and Michael Giersig
Adv. Mat., 2004, 16, 2179–2184


Silica-coated gold nanoparticles were assembled on carbon nanotubes by polymer wrapping and layer-by-layer assembly (see Figure). The procedure was applied to ordered arrays of vertically aligned nanotubes, resulting in parallel nanotubes of compact nanoparticle monolayers for potential use in photonics.