Morphology and optical properties of thin silica films containing bimetallic Ag/Au nanoparticles


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Yashan G. R. , Eremenko A. M. , Smirnova N. P. , Suzer S., Ertas G. , Tabor C.

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY, vol.44, no.6, pp.356-361, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11237-009-9050-4
  • Title of Journal : THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-361

Abstract

We have studied the optical spectra in the UV and visible regions, the morphology by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and the X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) of bimetallic Ag/Au nanoparticles incorporated into transparent silicate films in the sol-gel transition stage. The bimetallic nanoparticles, obtained by a combination of photoreduction and thermal reduction, form structures of the alloy or core-shell type.