Characterization of core-shell type and alloy Ag/Au bimetallic clusters by using extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy

H. M. Chen, R. S. Liu, L. Y. Jang, J. F. Lee, Shu-Fen Hu

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Bimetallic silver and gold nanoparticles, a core-shell type structure, have been prepared by NaBH4 reduction method. The optical absorption spectra are recorded and compared with various ratios of Ag/Au alloy nanoparticles. The absorption spectra of bimetallic nanoparticles suggested the formation of core-shell structure. On the other hand, the high resolution transmission electron microscopy image of the nanoparticles confirmed the core-shell type configuration directly. Moreover, we studied the surrounding environment of core-shell type and alloy nanoparticles around gold atoms by using extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-123
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 3


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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