Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

A Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Stability-Limited Growth Mechanism of Peptide-Mediated Gold-Nanoparticle Synthesis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 9-17-2010

Abstract

The bindingof a 12-residue peptide to a Au {111} surface and nanoparticles with different sizes result in various equilibrium structures and stabilities due to the surface morphology. The equilibrium structures are represented by the distance of peptide atoms to Au surface and the stabilities of peptide residues are represented by the average change of dihedral angles.

Publication Title

Small

Volume

6

Issue

20

First Page

2242

Last Page

2245