Coexistence of plasmonic and magnetic properties in Au89Fe 11 nanoalloys

Vincenzo Amendola, Moreno Meneghetti, Osman Bakr, Pietro Riello, Stefano Polizzi, Dalaver H. Anjum, Stefania Fiameni, Paolo Arosio, Tomas Orlando, César De Julian Fernandez, Francesco Pineider, Claudio Sangregorio, Alessandro Lascialfari

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We describe an environmentally friendly, top-down approach to the synthesis of Au89Fe11 nanoparticles (NPs). The plasmonic response of the gold moiety and the magnetism of the iron moiety coexist in the Au 89Fe11 nanoalloy with strong modification compared to single element NPs, revealing a non-linear surface plasmon resonance dependence on the iron fraction and a transition from paramagnetic to a spin-glass state at low temperature. These nanoalloys are accessible to conjugation with thiolated molecules and they are promising contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5611
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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