Gold-palladium core@shell nanoalloys: Experiments and simulations

A. Spitale, M. A. Perez, S. Mejía-Rosales, M. J. Yacamán, M. M. Mariscal

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In this work, we report a facile synthesis route, structural characterization, and full atomistic simulations of gold-palladium nanoalloys. Through aberration corrected-STEM, UV-vis spectroscopy and EDS chemical analysis, we were able to determine that Au(core)-Pd(shell) bimetallic nanoparticles were formed. Using different computational approaches, we were capable of establishing how the size of the core and the thickness of the shell will affect the thermodynamic stability of several core-shell nanoalloys. Finally, grand canonical simulations using different sampling procedures were used to study the growth mechanism of Pd atoms on Au seeds of different shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28060-28067
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number42
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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