A facile single-step synthesis of ternary multicore magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles

Maria Benelmekki*, Murtaza Bohra, Jeong Hwan Kim, Rosa E. Diaz, Jerome Vernieres, Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos, Mukhles Sowwan

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We report a facile single-step synthesis of ternary hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) composed of multiple dumbbell-like iron-silver (FeAg) cores encapsulated by a silicon (Si) shell using a versatile co-sputter gas-condensation technique. In comparison to previously reported binary magneto-plasmonic NPs, the advantage conferred by a Si shell is to bind the multiple magneto-plasmonic (FeAg) cores together and prevent them from aggregation at the same time. Further, we demonstrate that the size of the NPs and number of cores in each NP can be modulated over a wide range by tuning the experimental parameters. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3532-3535
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - 7 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


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