The application of gold surfaces and particles in nanotechnology

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dc.contributor.author Ford, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Masens, Carl en_US
dc.contributor.author Cortie, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T04:12:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T04:12:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004784 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ford Michael, Masens Carl, and Cortie Michael 2006, 'The application of gold surfaces and particles in nanotechnology', World Scientific Publishing Co. Ltd, vol. 12, no. 2-3, pp. 297-307. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0218-625X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/746
dc.description.abstract Gold is widely used in nanotechnology, for example as a substrate in forming self-assembled monolayers or as nanoparticles for their unique optical and chemical properties. In this paper we give an overview of the properties of gold relevant to its potential application in molecular-scale devices and present some of our recent computational predictions. Density functional calculations of molecular adsorption onto gold surfaces were used to investigate the effect of surface symmetry and identify new linking schemes for self-assembled monolayers. Adsorption energies of methythiolate (SCH3) onto the (111), 9100) and (110) surfaces of gold are predicted to be 39.3, 48.4 and 51.1 kcal/mol respectively and demonstrate that selective functionalisation of the surfaces is possible. Phosphine molecules with at least two hydrogen atoms substituted for methyl groups are predicted to form Au-P surface bonds with energies of about 13-20 kcal/mol. en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Ltd en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.rights Electronic version of an article published as [Surface Review Letters, Volume 13, Issue 02n03, April & June 2006, pp. 297-307 ] [http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0218625X06008232] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company] [http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/srl] en_US
dc.title The application of gold surfaces and particles in nanotechnology en_US
dc.parent Surface Review Letters en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 2-3 en_US
dc.publocation Singapore en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 297 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 307 en_US
dc.cauo.name INT en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 030603 en_US
dc.personcode 020323 en_US
dc.personcode 94109194 en_US
dc.personcode 020302 en_US
dc.percentage 20 en_US
dc.classification.name Colloid and Surface Chemistry en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords self-assembled monolayers, density functional theory, nanotechnology en_US
dc.staffid 020302 en_US


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