Surfactant mediated deformation of gold particles

D. M. Dabbs, N. Yao, Ilhan A. Aksay

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Two techniques of electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy were combined to propose a chemical influence for the dewelding process of colloidal gold suspensions. Suspensions were prepared by heating aqueous AuCl3 and mixing with aqueous sodium citrate with continued heating. Then, a stable suspension of nearly monosized particles was formed. Samples were taken at different time intervals and cooled. The progress of the process was monitored by cylindrical internal reflectance infrared spectroscopy and photon correlation spectroscopy. Samples for transmission electron microscopy were made by taking small amounts of the suspensions and transferring them to carbon grids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
EditorsG.W. Bailey, A.J. Garratt-Reed
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1994Aug 5 1994


OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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