Photo-chemical production of gold nanoparticles in monolithic porous silica by using a novel excimer ultraviolet source

Wei Chen, J.-Y. Zhang, Y. Di, I.W. Boyd

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An effective photo-chemical approach induced by a new excimer ultraviolet (UV) source is developed to prepare fixed-size gold nanoparticles in porous silica monoliths. The samples were characterized by optical absorption, HRTEM and N2 sorption isotherm. It is found that around 6 nm gold nanoparticles with narrow size distribution are formed via treatment with the high intensity photo-irradiation for a short period of time. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Excimer UV
  • Metal nanoparticles
  • Photo-chemical
  • Porous silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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