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dc.contributor.advisorYacaman, Miguel Joseen
dc.creatorElechiguerra Joven, José Luisen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T22:53:48Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T22:53:48Zen
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifierb61298736en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/2528en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMetal and Si-based nanostructures have drawn increasing interest due to their potential uses in catalysis, biological sensors, and nanoelectronics among others. Therefore, in the present work, several nanostructures were produced, characterized and tested. In particular, the conventional synthesis of noble-metal nanostructures through the polyol method was modified by replacing poly-vinyl pyrrolidone PVP with poly-diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride PDDA. As PDDA is a cationic polyelectrolyte, the initial strong electrostatic interaction between PDDA and the anionic metal precursors produce the formation of stable ion pairs, so the reactivity of the different species can be tailored and particles with different internal structure, i.e. crystallinity, can be produced.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshNanostructured materialsen
dc.subject.lcshNanostructuresen
dc.titleAspects of metal and Si-based nanomaterials: synthesis, stability and propertiesen
dc.description.departmentChemical Engineeringen
dc.identifier.oclc72816984en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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