MRS Proc. 1996 DOI: 10.1557/proc-461-147 View full text
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K. R. Shull, D. H. Cole, L. E. Rehn, P. Baldo

Abstract: ABSTRACTWe have investigated the diffusive properties of model metal nanoparticle dispersions in polymeric matrices of several different molecular weights. Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry was used to measure the depth distribution of gold nanoparticles within thin layers of poly(t-butyl acrylate) (PTBA). The gold nanoparticles were created by evaporation of a discontinuous gold layer onto a thin film of PTBA. A second PTBA film was placed onto these samples to create “sandwiches” in which the gold exist…

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