nanotechnology, nanorods are one morphology
objects. Each of their dimensions range from 1-100nm. They may be synthesized
from metals or semiconducting materials. Standard aspect ratios (length divided by width) are
3-5. Nanorods are produced by direct chemical synthesis.
A combination of ligands
act as shape control agents and bond to
different facets of the nanorod with different strengths. This allows
different faces of the nanorod to grow at different rates, producing an