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An Experimental and Computational Study of beta-AgVO3: Optical Properties and Formation of Ag Nanoparticles

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Author(s):
de Oliveira, Regiane Cristina [1] ; Assis, Marcelo [1] ; Teixeira, Mayara Mondego [1] ; Penha da Silva, Maya Dayana [1] ; Li, Maximo Siu [2] ; Andres, Juan [3] ; Gracia, Lourdes [3] ; Longo, Elson [4]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, CDMF UFSCar, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IFSC, POB 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Jaume 1, Dept Quim Fis & Analit, Castellon de La Plana 12071 - Spain
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, CDMF UNESP, POB 355, BR-14801907 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry C; v. 120, n. 22, p. 12254-12264, JUN 9 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 17
Abstract

This article aims to gather together in one place and for first time the formation process of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) on beta-AgVO3 crystals, driven by an accelerated electron beam from an electronic microscope under high vacuum. Synthesis and optical properties of beta-AgVO3 are reported, and the relationship between structural disorder and photoluminescence emissions is discussed. First principle calculations, within a QTAIM framework, have been carried out to provide a deeper insight and understanding of the observed nucleation and early evolution of Ag nanoparticles (NPs) on beta-AgVO3 crystals. The Ag nucleation and formation is a result of structural and electronic changes of the {[}AgO5] and {[}AgO6] clusters, consistent with Ag metallic formation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC