nanoparticle

JACS paper!

Under leadership of Akihiro Uehara a combined electrochemical/X-ray absorption spectroscopy study deconstructing the famous Brust-Schiffrin synthesis of gold nanoparticles has been carried out. The results elucidates some of the transformations taking place during this two-phase synthesis. The results show that the reaction at the oil-water interface includes a time dependent evolution of the Au(I) species …

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Paper on Novel Spectroelectrochemical Technique

A windowless electrochemical cell for the spectroscopic investigation of the liquid-liquid interface, using a dual droplet configuration, has been designed. The setup permits in situ probing of the bulk solutions and the interfacial region by fibre-optic UV-vis spectroscopy, microfocus X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental mapping, and microfocus X-ray absorption near-edge structure (micro-XANES) spectroscopy. The electrodeposition of …

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“The crystallisation of polymorphic forms – understanding the mechanism” Follow this link for more information Application deadline: 1 June 2012 Summary Crystallisation from solution is a major process by which chemical companies transform synthetic products into solid forms suitable for formulation into commercial products. It is well known in the literature that impurities can have …

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New publication: gold nanoparticle nucleation at liquid/liquid interfaces

The first publication from the EPSRC/NSF collaboration has appeared in press: Inhibited and Enhanced Nucleation of Gold Nanoparticles at the Water|1,2-Dichloroethane Interface Y. Gründer, H.L.T. Ho, J.F.W. Mosselmans, S.L.M. Schroeder, R.A.W. Dryfe Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (2011), 15681-15689. DOI:10.1039/C1CP21536A Last updated: 17th August, 2011