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Truncated Ditetragonal Gold Prisms

United States Patent Application

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Truncated ditetragonal gold prisms (Au TDPs) are synthesized by adding a dilute solution of gold seeds to a growth solution, and allowing the growth to proceed to completion. The Au TDPs exhibit the face-centered cubic crystal structure and are bounded by 12 high-index {310} facets. The Au TDPs may be used as heterogeneous catalysts as prepared, or may be used as substrates for subsequent deposition of an atomically thin layer of a platinum group metal catalyst. When the Au TDPs are used as substrates, the atomically thin layer of metal reproduces the high-index facets of the Au TDPs.
Lu, Fang (Middle Island, NY), Gang, Oleg (Setauket, NY), Zhang, Yugang (Middle Island, NY), Zhang, Yu (Center Moriches, NY), Wang, Jia X. (East Setauket, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton NY)
14/ 054,188
October 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] The present invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.