Surface deposition and encapsulation of metallic clusters
"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.
Ph. D. in Physics
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 79 leaves
© 2004 Jared Franklin Hund, All rights reserved.
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Hund, Jared F., "Surface deposition and encapsulation of metallic clusters" (2004). Doctoral Dissertations. 1598.