Effect of gold alloying on stability of silver nanoparticles and control of silver ion release from vapor-deposited Ag-Au/polytetrafluoroethylene nanocomposites.

Alissawi, N., Zaporojtchenko, V., Strunskus, T., Kocabas, I., Chakravadhanula, V. S. K., Kienle, L., Garbe-Schönberg, Dieter and Faupel, F. (2013) Effect of gold alloying on stability of silver nanoparticles and control of silver ion release from vapor-deposited Ag-Au/polytetrafluoroethylene nanocomposites. Gold Bulletin, 46 (1). pp. 3-11. DOI 10.1007/s13404-012-0073-6.

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Abstract

In the present study, nanocomposites containing Ag–Au alloy nanoparticle ensembles with various compositions on polytetrafluoroethylene were prepared by physical vapor deposition. After a certain time of immersion of the samples in water, oxidation and dissolution of the Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) occurred, and changes in the morphology, optical properties and composition of the nanocomposites were examined using transmission electron microscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), respectively. The composition-dependence and the time-dependence of the silver ion release were studied, and the concentration of the silver ions in water was detected using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The results indicate that with increasing gold fraction in the Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles, a strong improvement of the oxidation resistance of the AgNPs occurs. The dissolution of Ag is rapid at the first contact of the sample with water until a saturation state is reached. XPS synchrotron measurements with different excitation energies show that the depletion of Ag from the nanoparticles does not lead to the formation of a Au-rich shell and that the atomic mobility is high enough in the small nanoparticles of about 5 nm average size to equilibrate any concentration gradient.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles Silver ion release Surface plasmon resonance Sputtered PTFE PVD ICP-MS
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s13404-012-0073-6
ISSN: 0017-1557
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 08:48
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 09:23
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/24804

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