Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 2075–2086 | Cite as

Synthesis of AucorePdshell Nanoparticles by a Green Chemistry Method and Characterization by HAADF-STEM Imaging

  • Eduardo A. Larios-Rodríguez
  • F. F. Castillón-Barraza
  • Ronaldo Herrera-Urbina
  • Ulises Santiago
  • Alvaro Posada-Amarillas
Original Paper


In the present work, an environmentally friendly synthesis of inverted AucorePdshell nanoparticles and its detailed structural characterization are reported. Aberration corrected HAADF-STEM shows that the synthesized nanoparticles have a core–shell structure, where gold is localized in the core and palladium in the shell. Core size ranged from 15 to 35 nm, and the shell was about 2 nm, which means that ~11 monolayers of palladium are coating the gold core. EDS chemical analysis validates the presence of gold in the core and the formation of a palladium shell.


HAADF-STEM Aberration corrected EDS Core–shell structure 



EALR and APA are grateful to CONACYT-México for financial support through Project 180424 and by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5 G12RR013646-12) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (G12MD007591) NIH and the Welch Foundation (Grant No. AX-1615), FCB acknowledges for financial support to DGAPA-UNAM through a Grant IN106715.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no competing financial interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo A. Larios-Rodríguez
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. F. Castillón-Barraza
    • 3
  • Ronaldo Herrera-Urbina
    • 1
  • Ulises Santiago
    • 2
  • Alvaro Posada-Amarillas
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Química y MetalurgiaUniversidad de SonoraHermosilloMexico
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Centro de Nanociencias y NanotecnologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoEnsenadaMexico
  4. 4.Departamento de Investigación En FísicaUniversidad de SonoraHermosilloMexico

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