Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Plasmonic Bimetallic Nanoparticles
The importance of plasmonic nanoparticles in sensor development, imaging, photodiagnostics, and optoelectronics has resulted in a strong interest toward the development of straightforward synthetic methods for their preparation. In this article, we review some of the most significant advances that have been made in the synthesis of plasmonic bimetallic nanoparticles. Approaches to control morphology, with an emphasis on reactions that produce uniform particles with well-defined sizes and shapes and in high yields, are described. In addition, several characterization techniques that have been employed to elucidate the morphology of the particles are illustrated.