ACS Nano Publication from Dong Qin’s Lab: Gold Nanoboxes with Plasmonic Absorption at Near Infrared Wavelength

Xiaojun Sun and Junki Kim, the 4th year MSE graduate student and the MSE-MS/BS student (GT-PURA recipient, spring 2017), developed a facile synthesis of Au-based cubic nanoboxes as small as 20 nm for the outer edge length, together with well-defined openings at the corners and walls fewer than ten atomic layers (or <2 nm) in thickness. The Au nanoboxes exhibit strong plasmonic absorption in the near-infrared region, consistent with computational simulations. This piece of work has been published at ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 8019-8025.