IRS and ESR characterizations of nanocomposite thin films derived from alkanethiolates and gold nanoparticles

W. X. Zheng, F. L. Leibowitz, M. M. Maye, D. C. Gilbert, D. C. Doetschman, C. J. Zhong

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A key to the ultimate technological applications of core-shell nanoparticle materials is the understanding of the structure-property correlation. This work focuses on the characterizations of the structural properties for composite thin films derived from gold nanoparticles and thiolates using infrared reflectance spectroscopic (IRS) and electron spin resonance (ESR) techniques. IRS provides information on molecular packing and ordering of the shell components in the films, which relates to the molecular interactions and interfacial reactivities. ESR probes the conduction electron spin resonance properties of the nanosized cores, which can be correlated with the network or environmental electronic effects on the crystal cores. Results are discussed in terms of their correlation with the nanoparticle core sizes and the organic shell functionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 3 2000
EventThe 1999 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium S 'Nondestructive Methods for Materials Characterization' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1999Nov 30 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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