RBS, TEM and SEM characterization of gold nanoclusters in TiO 2(110)

V. Shutthanandan, Y. Zhang, C. M. Wang, J. S. Young, L. Saraf, S. Thevuthasan

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Nucleation of gold nanoclusters in TiO 2(110) single crystal using ion implantation and subsequent annealing were studied by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry /channeling (RBS/C), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Approximately 1000 Au 2+/nm 2 were implanted at room temperature in TiO 2(110) substrates. TEM and SEM measurements reveal that rounded nanoclusters were formed during the implantation. In contrast, subsequent annealing in air for 10 hours at 1275 K promoted the formation of faceted (rectangular shaped) Au nanostructures in TiO 2. RBS channeling measurements further reveled that Au atoms randomly occupied the host TiO 2 lattice during the implantation. However, it appears that some Au atoms moved to the Ti lattice positions after annealing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsL.-M. Wang, R. Fromknecht, L.L. Snead, D.F. Downey, H. Takahashi
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventRadiation Effects and Ion-Beam Processing of Materials - Boston, MA., United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20035 Dec 2003


OtherRadiation Effects and Ion-Beam Processing of Materials
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA.


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Shutthanandan, V., Zhang, Y., Wang, C. M., Young, J. S., Saraf, L., & Thevuthasan, S. (2003). RBS, TEM and SEM characterization of gold nanoclusters in TiO 2(110) In L-M. Wang, R. Fromknecht, L. L. Snead, D. F. Downey, & H. Takahashi (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 792, pp. 465-470)