Mechano-chemical stability of gold nanoparticles coated with alkanethiolate SAMs.

Abstract

Molecular dynamics simulations are used to probe the structure and stability of alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold nanoparticles. We observed that the surface of gold nanoparticles becomes highly corrugated by the adsorption of the SAMs. Furthermore, as the temperature is increased, the SAMs dissolve into the gold nanoparticle, creating… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/la7024473

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