Photoemission study of thiol-capped gold nanoparticles

Tazumi Nagasawa, Akinori Tanaka, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Yosuke Kuriyama, Shoji Suzuki, Shigeru Sato, Tsutomu Sekine

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A photoemission study of dodecanethiol (DT)-capped Au nanoparticles on the highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) substrates has been carried out in order to investigate in detail the electronic structures of metallic nanoparticles supported on the substrates. The present DT-capped Au nanoparticles show that the leading edge in the photoemission spectra near the Fermi level is not the Fermi edge, with the midpoint of the steep slope being away from the Fermi level. From these results, we discuss the electronic structures of DT-capped Au nanoparticles, especially nanoparticle-HOPG substrate interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
EventNanoparticulate Materials - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2001 Nov 262001 Nov 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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