Graduate Student Asantha Dharmaratne will Present “Effective Tuning of Bimetallic Composition of Gold-Copper Nanomolecules” to the Department.
The elemental composition of the nanomaterial or the nanoalloy plays a vital role toward the applications of future nano devices. The introduction of a foreign metallic atom into a parent nanomolecule would enhance the properties including electronic, optical, and catalytic. During a technologically advanced era, such modified nanomolecules will have a crucial impact on catalysts, sensors, and energy sources.1,2 Here we report a one-phase synthesis of 144-atom gold copper bimetallic nanoalloys for the first time. The mass spectrometric investigation reveals a possible incorporation of copper atoms interdispersed in the inner-core of the proposed Au144(SR)60 nanomolecule.3,4
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