Core-shell structure disclosed in self-assembled Cu-Ag nanoalloy particles—explanation for enhanced catalytic activity?
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Core-shell segregation of copper and silver in self-assembled, free nanoparticles is established by means of electron spectroscopy using different photon energies. The nanoparticles are formed from metal-atom mixed vapor created by sputtering of a bimetallic sample. Even at dominating copper concentration in the primary vapor the surface of the nanoparticles is composed of only silver. These conclusions are based on the analysis of the photon-energy-dependent changes of the Cu 3d and Ag 4d photoelectron spectra. The role of such segregation is discussed in connection to the suggested enhanced catalytic properties of Cu-Ag nanoparticles.
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183030DiVA: diva2:562969