Title

Method of Making Nanoparticles by Electroless Plating

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

1-17-2012

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

A plurality of gold nanoparticles disposed on a surface of a substrate includes nanoparticles having an average particle density greater than 1.8.times.10.sup.11 particles per squared centimeter of the surface. The gold nanoparticles include a monomodal diameter distribution and an average diameter capable of being arbitrarily controlled between about 5 nm to about 300 nm. The surface may be a three-dimensional surface or an internal surface.