Some Chemical and Physical Properties of Gold Nanoparticles

 

Temer S. Ahmadi

Department of Chemistry

Villanova University

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract

 

Chemistry and physics of metal nanoparticles are very active areas of research. Many methods for synthesis of these nanosystems have been developed especially within the past two decades. Physical characterization and studies, mostly optical and electronic, in addition to the intrinsic properties such as electron dynamics have been investigated to a good extent. In this talk, a general overview of the research on gold nanoparticles will be given. Our work on the synthesis, characterization and optical properties will be presented.