Metallic silver, copper, and Ag-Cu nanoparticles (NPs) have been produced by a chemical reduction method. The obtained nanoparticles were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A side-segregated configuration was observed for the one-pot synthesized Ag-Cu NPs, and the melting temperature depression of about 14 degrees C was found by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A comparison between the new experimental data, the literature data on Ag-Cu bimetallic NPs and the corresponding theoretical values obtained from the Ag-Cu nano-sized phase diagram was done, whereas the melting behaviour of Ag and Cu metal nanoparticles was discussed in the framework of the liquid layer model (LLM).
|Titolo:||Synthesis and thermodynamics of Ag-Cu nanoparticles|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|