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Title: Controlling bimetallic nanostructures by the microemulsion method with subnanometer resolution using a prediction model

In this study, we present a theoretical model to predict the atomic structure of Au/Pt nanoparticles synthesized in microemulsions. Excellent concordance with the experimental results shows that the structure of the nanoparticles can be controlled at sub-nanometer resolution simply by changing the reactants concentration. The results of this study not only offer a better understanding of the complex mechanisms governing reactions in microemulsions, but open up a simple new way to synthesize bimetallic nanoparticles with ad-hoc controlled nanostructures.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Univ. of Vigo, Vigo (Spain)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. International Iberian Nanotechnology Lab., Braga (Portugal)
  5. Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0743-7463; R&D Project: MA510MAEA; KC0302010
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Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 27; Journal ID: ISSN 0743-7463
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY microemulsion; sub-nanostructure; bimetallic; simulation; one-pot method