Springer Theses

Computational Characterisation of Gold Nanocluster Structures

Authors: Logsdail, Andrew James

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Presents a detailed analysis of structural preferences in monometallic and bimetallic gold nanoclusters
  • Characterises the optical properties of gold-based bimetallic nanoparticles with varying morphologies
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In this thesis, Andrew Logsdail demonstrates that computational chemistry is a powerful tool in contemporary nanoscience, complementing experimental observations and helping guide future experiments. The aim of this particular PhD is to further our understanding of structural and compositional preferences in gold nanoparticles, as well as the compositional and chemical ordering preferences in bimetallic nanoalloys formed with other noble metals, such as palladium and platinum. Highlights include: calculations of the structural preferences and optical-response of gold nanoparticles and gold-containing nanoalloys; the design and implementation of novel numerical algorithms for the structural characterisation of gold nanoparticles from electron microscopy images; and electronic structure calculations investigating the interaction of gold nanoparticles with graphene and graphite substrates.The results presented here have significant implications for future research on the chemical and physical properties of gold-based nanoparticles and are of interest to many researchers working on experimental and theoretical aspects of nanoscience.

About the authors

Dr. Andrew J. Logsdail studied his BSc (2003 - 2006), MRes (2006 - 2008) and PhD (2008 - 2012) in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, UK, with the latter two focused on characterising metallic nanoparticles, performed under the guidance of Professor Roy L. Johnston. In 2012 he moved to the Department of Chemistry at University College London, UK, working to develop novel methods for the characterisation of bulk defects in technologically important materials as a Postdoctoral Associate in the group of Professor C. Richard A. Catlow.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Logsdail, Andrew James

    Pages 1-8

  • Calculating the Structural Preference of High Symmetry Clusters for $${\text {Pd}}_{N}$$ , $${\text {Au}}_{N}$$ , and $$({\text {PdAu}})_{N}$$

    Logsdail, Andrew James

    Pages 9-38

  • Method Development for Comparing Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Images to Theoretical Structures

    Logsdail, Andrew James

    Pages 39-80

  • A First-Principles Study of the Soft-Landing of $$\mathrm{{Au}}_{16}$$ on Graphite

    Logsdail, Andrew James

    Pages 81-110

  • Simulating the Optical Properties of Au Nanoclusters and Nanoalloys

    Logsdail, Andrew James

    Pages 111-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Characterisation of Gold Nanocluster Structures
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01493-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01493-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01492-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34865-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 84 illustrations in colour
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