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Title: Room temperature Coulomb staircase on pure and uniform surface-capped gold nanoparticles
Authors: Han, M.Y. 
Zhou, L. 
Quek, C.H. 
Li, S.F.Y. 
Huang, W. 
Issue Date: 24-Apr-1998
Citation: Han, M.Y.,Zhou, L.,Quek, C.H.,Li, S.F.Y.,Huang, W. (1998-04-24). Room temperature Coulomb staircase on pure and uniform surface-capped gold nanoparticles. Chemical Physics Letters 287 (1-2) : 47-52. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A clear Coulomb staircase has been observed by using scanning tunneling microscopy in a new nanostructure with a surface-capped tunneling layer on the gold particle instead of a conventional tunneling thin film between the gold particle and substrate electrode. The occurrence of the Coulomb staircase was due to the pure and uniform surface-capped gold particles prepared by an efficient photochemical formation in a new kind of reducing nonaqueous system. As a comparison, the phenomenon cannot take place in the same nanostructure as above with the gold particle prepared by photochemical reduction in aqueous solution or typical chemical reduction.
Source Title: Chemical Physics Letters
ISSN: 00092614
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