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Characterization of silver-polymer core–shell nanoparticles using electron microscopy

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Abstract

Silver-polymer core–shell nanoparticles show interesting optical properties, making them widely applicable in the field of plasmonics. The uniformity, thickness and homogeneity of the polymer shell will affect the properties of the system which makes a thorough structural characterization of these core–shell silver-polymer nanoparticles of great importance. However, visualizing the shell and the particle simultaneously is far from straightforward due to the sensitivity of the polymer shell towards the electron beam. In this study, we use different 2D and 3D electron microscopy techniques to investigate different structural aspects of the polymer coating.

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2017, accepted on 11 Apr 2018 and first published on 16 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09517A
Nanoscale, 2018,10, 9186-9191
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    Characterization of silver-polymer core–shell nanoparticles using electron microscopy

    N. Claes, R. Asapu, N. Blommaerts, S. W. Verbruggen, S. Lenaerts and S. Bals, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9186
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR09517A

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