Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Surface deposition and encapsulation of metallic clusters

Author

Jared F. Hund

Abstract

"In this work metallic clusters are produced by both encapsulation in an aerogel matrix and deposition on a surface. Entrapment of metal clusters inside aerogels is accomplished through synthesis of a hydrogel precursor, washing it with an aqueous metal salt solution, and controlled reduction of the metal. Although the aerogel matrix stabilizes and prevents subsequent loss or aggregation of the clusters once they are produced, controlling the rate of reduction is key to the size and morphology of the clusters. In order to do this, both radiolytic and chemical reduction methods are used"--Abstract, leaf iv.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Pagination

xi, 79 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-78).

Rights

© 2004 Jared Franklin Hund, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metal clusters
Microclusters
Electronic structure

Thesis Number

T 8544

Print OCLC #

62480098

Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5414996~S5

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