Inorganic Materials: Applied Research

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 327–330 | Cite as

Atomic structure of gold nanoparticles stabilized in polyethylene

  • A. V. Kozinkin
  • S. S. Podsukhina
  • V. G. Vlasenko
  • G. Yu. Yurkov
  • N. A. Taratanov
  • M. I. Biryukova
  • Yu. V. Zubavichus
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Transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques were used to study the atomic structure of gold nanoparticles involving 1, 5, 10, and 20 wt % of Au which were stabilized in a high-pressure polyethylene matrix. The average sizes of the Au-containing nanoparticles amounted to 7 and 50 nm. The atomic structure of the Au-containing nanoparticles was similar to that of metallic gold in the bulk state. When the Au concentration in polyethylene was equal to 1 wt %, gold atoms were found on the surface of nanoparticles, which interacted with light atoms C/O.


nanoparticles gold polymer materials EXAFS spectra atomic structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Kozinkin
    • 1
  • S. S. Podsukhina
    • 1
  • V. G. Vlasenko
    • 1
  • G. Yu. Yurkov
    • 2
    • 3
  • N. A. Taratanov
    • 4
  • M. I. Biryukova
    • 2
  • Yu. V. Zubavichus
    • 5
  1. 1.Southern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation MaterialsMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Ivanovo Institute of State Fire Service of EMERCOM of RussiaIvanovoRussia
  5. 5.National Research Center Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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