Sonochemical preparation of Au, Ag, Pd/SiO2 mesoporous nanocomposites

Wei Chen, J. Zhang, W. Cai

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Metal/SiO2 mesoporous nanocomposites were prepared by impregnation of mesoporous solids in the corresponding metal salts followed by sonochemical reduction. The composites were characterized by UV-Vis absorption, HRTEM, and TEM. It was found that the nanopores of mesoporous silica allow for encapsulation of the metal particles and control the particles size. © 2003 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1061-1066
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Mesoporous nanocomposite
  • Palladium nanoparticles
  • Silver nanoparticles
  • Sonochemical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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