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Preparation and Microstructure of Au (Ru)-SiO2 Micro/Nano-particles

  • Xicheng Ma (a1), Yuanhua Cai (a2), Qing Ao (a2), Ning Lun (a2), Shitong Li (a2), Fengzhao Li (a2), Shulin Wen (a2), Fan Dou (a3) and Hongwei Zhu (a3)...

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In this presentation, we described a study on preparation and microstructure of Au (Ru) nano-particles embedded in SiO2 matrices, which were prepared as advanced display materials by using Sol-gel method. Both microstructure and composition of these micro/nano-particles composites were characterized by HRTEM (high resolution transmission electron microscope), EMP (electron microprobe) and nano-probe EDS (energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy). Experimental results showed that the products have multi-levels in structure like nebulae. The aggregation of Au/Ru nano-particles can be extremely diminished by using SiO2 micro-particles as matrices. Distortions of the atomic lattices of Au and Ru nano-crystallites were often observed in the surface of these nano-particles. Moreover, nano-EDS measurements revealed that Au and Ru nano-particles are always separately embedded in SiO2 matrices, no alloy of them is observed.

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