Synthesis of hollow silica nanocubes with tuneable size and shape, suitable for light scattering studies

Frans Dekker, R. Tuinier, Albert P. Philipse (Corresponding author)

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)
62 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We present a preparation method for hollow silica nanocubes with tuneable size and shape in the range required for light scattering studies. Cuprous oxide nanocubes are prepared by a water-assisted polyol method. By adjusting the water content, the size of the nanocubes can be tuned in the range of 40–120 nm. These cubes function as a shape template in the subsequent coating with Stöber silica, resulting in core-shell nanocubes. Dissolving the core with nitric acid results in hollow silica nanocubes with sizes ranging from 80–120 nm and cubicity shape parameters between 3 and 6.5.
Original languageEnglish
Article number44
Number of pages13
JournalColloids and Interfaces
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event16th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2018) - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018
http://www.iacis2018.iacis.net/

Keywords

  • Colloids
  • Microscopy
  • Nanocubes
  • Silica
  • Superballs
  • Synthesis

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis of hollow silica nanocubes with tuneable size and shape, suitable for light scattering studies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this