Diffusion of silver nanoparticles on carbonaceous materials. Cluster mobility as a probe for surface characterization
Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Univ. Paris Sud 11, Bât 505, Campus d'Orsay, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
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Published online: 6 March 2009
The effect of support geometry and structure on nanoparticles diffusion, nucleation and coalescence was already shown. In this paper, we focus on an alternative use of the interaction between deposited clusters and the substrate for the characterization of surface properties. The use of clusters deposition as probe for surface states characterization appears as an attractive and remarkable tool.
PACS: 36.40.Sx – Diffusion and dynamics of clusters / 61.48.De – Structure of carbon nanotubes, boron nanotubes, and closely related graphitelike systems
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