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Size and nanocrystallinity controlled gold nanocrystals: synthesis, electronic and mechanical properties.

Goubet, N and Tempra, I and Yang, J and Soavi, G and Polli, D and Cerullo, G and Pileni, MP (2015) Size and nanocrystallinity controlled gold nanocrystals: synthesis, electronic and mechanical properties. Nanoscale, 7. pp. 3237-3246.

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Abstract

The influence of nanocrystallinity on the electronic and mechanical properties of metal nanoparticles is still poorly understood, due to the difficulty in synthesizing nanoparticles with a controlled internal structure. Here, we report on a new method for the selective synthesis of Au nanoparticles in either a single-domain or a polycrystalline phase maintaining the same chemical environment. We obtain quasi-spherical nanoparticles whose diameter is tunable from 6 to 13 nm with a resolution down to ≈0.5 nm and narrow size distribution (4-5%). The availability of such high-quality samples allows the study of the impact of the particle size and nanocrystallinity on a number of parameters, such as plasmon dephasing time, electron-phonon coupling, period and damping time of the radial breathing modes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 01:32
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