Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 14, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Local structure of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters

Author affiliations

Abstract

Fluorescent nanoclusters synthesized from a variety of noble metals have recently been reported in the scientific literature. Various characterization methods have been employed in their study, but uncertainty still remains regarding the local structure of such materials. Herein we present the results of employing X-ray absorption spectroscopy to probe the local structure and electronic properties of platinum nanoclusters reduced and stabilized using N,N-dimethylformamide. Most notable amongst these results is an apparent lack of metallic bonding in the samples studied; in light of these findings, it is proposed that a non-metallic platinum nanocluster is instead responsible for the observed fluorescence behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Local structure of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters

Back to tab navigation

Additions and corrections

Publication details

The article was received on 29 Feb 2012, accepted on 01 Apr 2012 and first published on 04 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30500C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4199-4205
  •   Request permissions

    Local structure of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters

    P. N. Duchesne and P. Zhang, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4199
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30500C

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements