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Scattering Studies of a Micron-Sized Gold Particle and Average Nanoparticles

NST/XSD Seminar
Milan K. Sanyal, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
February 20, 2018 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Building 440, Room A105-106

Abstract: Intense synchrotron sources delivering nanosized beams should be able to provide us with data on structure, composition, and strain profiles within a nanoparticle from averaged information obtained over only a few such particles, perhaps even from an individual particle. We discuss evolving X-ray scattering techniques with the help of three recently studied systems: distribution of non-fcc phase in a micron-sized gold particle, shape evolution in gold nanoparticles grown in nanopores, and extraction of the compositional profile of an average III-V semiconductor quantum dot — size-tunable photonic material.