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Small-angle x-ray scattering study of the aggregation of gold nanoparticles during formation at the toluene-water interface

Bera, MK and Sanyal, MK and Yang, L and Biswas, K and Gibaud, A and Rao, CNR (2010) Small-angle x-ray scattering study of the aggregation of gold nanoparticles during formation at the toluene-water interface. In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 81 (11).

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Abstract

We report the results of an in situ small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) study of the aggregation of gold nanoparticles formed by an interfacial reaction at the toluene-water interface. The SAXS data provide a direct evidence for aggregate formation of nanoparticles having 1.3 nm gold core and an organic shell that gives a core-core separation of about 2.5 nm. Furthermore, the nanoparticles do not occupy all the cites of 13-member cluster. This occupancy decreases with reaction time and indicate reorganization of the clusters that generates planner disklike structures. A gradual increase in fractal dimension from 1.82 to 2.05 also indicate compactification of cluster aggregation with reaction time, the final exponent being close to 2 expected for disklike aggregates.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 04:59
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27111

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