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Springer Theses

Assemblies of Gold Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces

From Liquid Optics to Electrocatalysis

Authors: Smirnov, Evgeny

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Shows the self-assembly of gold nanoparticles into nanoparticles films
  • Investigates the optical, mechanical and electrochemical properties of metal liquid-like droplets
  • Explores the elctrocatalytic capability of nanoparticles placed at the interface
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This book is devoted to various aspects of self-assembly of gold nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces and investigation of their properties. It covers primarily two large fields: (i) self-assembly of nanoparticles and optical properties of these assemblies; and (ii) the role of nanoparticles in redox electrocatalysis at liquid-liquid interfaces. The first part aroused from a long-lasting idea to manipulate adsorption of nanoparticles at liquid-liquid with an external electric field to form 'smart' mirrors and/or filters. Therefore, Chapters 3 to 5 are dedicated to explore fundamental aspects of charged nanoparticles self-assembly and to investigate optical properties (extinction and reflectance) in a through manner. Novel tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-assisted method leads to self-assembly of nanoparticles into cm-scale nanofilms or, so-called, metal liquid-like droplets (MeLLDs) with remarkable optical properties. The second part (Chapters 6 to 8) clarifies the role of nanoparticles in interfacial electron transfer reactions. They demonstrate how nanoparticles are charged and discharged upon equilibration of Fermi levels with redox couples in solution and how it can be used to perform HER and ORR. Finally, Chapter 9 gives a perspective outlook, including applications of suggested methods in fast, one-step preparation of colloidosomes, SERS substrates as well as pioneer studies on so-called Marangony-type shutters drive by the electric field. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-63

    Smirnov, Dr. Evgeny

  • Experimental and Instrumentation

    Pages 65-85

    Smirnov, Dr. Evgeny

  • Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles into Gold Metal Liquid-like Droplets (MeLLDs)

    Pages 87-117

    Smirnov, Dr. Evgeny

  • Optical Properties of Self-healing Gold Nanoparticles Mirrors and Filters at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces

    Pages 119-143

    Smirnov, Dr. Evgeny

  • Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles: Low Interfacial Tensions

    Pages 145-155

    Smirnov, Dr. Evgeny

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77914-0
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77913-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08572-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assemblies of Gold Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
Book Subtitle
From Liquid Optics to Electrocatalysis
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77914-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77914-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77913-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08572-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 258
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
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