Fabrication of hybridized C60 core -Au shell structured nanocrystals

Akito Masuhara, Zhenquan Tan, Hitoshi Kasai, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Hachiro Nakanishi

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We report the fabrication of hybridized nanocrystals by using C 60 nanocrystals as a organic core and gold nanoparticles as a metallic shell. The C60 nanoparticles were prepared by reprecipitation method. The morphology of C60 nanocrystals can control the various shapes by selecting the proper combination of good and poor solvents in the reprecipitation method. Moreover, by changing the concentration of C60 solution can control their morphology and sizes. After preparing C60 nanocrystals dispersion, HAuCl4 water solution was added into the C60 nanocrystals dispersion and UV-irradiated for reduce from Au+ to Au. Hybridized nanocrystals could be formed when pyridine was used as a good solvent and methanol was used as a poor solvent. We also succeeded in preparation of C60 nanocrystals coated by Ag nanoparticles. Details of the preparation processes and their optical properties will be reported.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • π-conjugated polymer
  • C
  • Gold
  • Metal nanoparticle
  • Organic nanocrystal
  • Silver


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