Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 20, Number 1, October 2002
|Page(s)||23 - 27|
|Section||Organic Materials and Devices|
|Published online||01 October 2002|
Core-shell bimetallic particles, prepared by sequential impregnations
CRMC2 (Laboratoire associé aux Universités d'Aix-Marseille II et III)-CNRS, Campus de Luminy, Case 913, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 12 April 2002
Accepted: 5 July 2002
Published online: 1 October 2002
Bimetallic particles (10–20 nm), with a Cu or Ag core and a Pd shell were elaborated by sequential impregnations on various oxides. Their shapes are limited by (100) and (111) faces which correspond to the planes of lowest surface energy for pure fcc metal particles of the same size. The Pd shells are epitaxially oriented on the core and locally accommodated to the metal lattice. In the case of Pd/Cu particles, annealing at 400 °C induces the structural transition to the ordered structure with shapes limited by (111), (001) and (110) faces. The adhesion energy of the annealed particles does not seem to depend on the substrate.
PACS: 61.82.Bg – Metals and alloys
© EDP Sciences, 2002
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