Multiple twinned gold nanorods grown by bio-reduction techniques

G. Canizal, J. A. Ascencio, J. Gardea-Torresday, M. José-Yacamán

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In this work we present a new method to produce gold nanorods based on the bio-reduction process. The nanorods produced tend to show twins appearing either as bands or concentric forms, generating a new type of nanorods based on a decahedral structure. Examples of these two types of twins are presented here. The main conclusion is that the bio-reduction method to produce nanorods is a good alternative to the electrochemical methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-reduction
  • Biomass particles
  • Gold nanorods
  • Particle synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Modeling and Simulation


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