Catalytically driven assembly of trisegmented metallic nanorods and polystyrene tracer particles

Erik L. Jewell, Wei Wang, Thomas E. Mallouk

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Trisegmented Au-Ru-Au and Ru-Au-Ru nanorods catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, pumping fluid along their axis as "pullers" and "pushers" respectively. Numerical simulations and experiments with passive tracer particles show that catalytically generated hydrodynamic and electrostatic forces both contribute to pairwise and collective particle assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2501-2504
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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