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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Colloids and Interfaces|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2018|
|Event||16th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2018) - Rotterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 21 May 2018 → 25 May 2018