Effect of particle size distributions on absorbance spectra of gold nanoparticles
In this paper, a method is developed to calculate the absorbance spectra of nanoparticles solution containing a size distribution of particles using the Mie theory. The standard gold nanoparticles solutions were purchased and characterized with the UV-visible absorption spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering size measurements techniques. Model size distributions were fit to the experimental absorbance spectra using the method described herein. Good semi-quantitative fits were found, which elucidate qualitative differences between "small" and "large" gold nanoparticles.
Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science
Dynamic light scattering, Gold, Nanoparticles, Size distribution, UV-visible spectroscopy
Doak, J., R. K. Gupta, K. Manivannan, K. Ghosh, and P. K. Kahol. "Effect of particle size distributions on absorbance spectra of gold nanoparticles." Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 42, no. 5 (2010): 1605-1609.
Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures