Kinetic Study of
Gold Nanoparticle Formation
By: Ashley Cetnar
Supervisor: Dr. Kenneth J. Klabunde
Welcome to my webpage. This page summarizes my experience doing research for the Summer 2008 in the lab of Dr. Klabunde.
Project Goals: To find the kinetics of the digestive ripening process for gold nanoparticles.
· Use both Solvated Metal Atom Dispersion and Inverse Micelle procedures to synthesize a product to undergo reflux.
· Before, during, and after digestive ripening, collect UV-VIS absorption.
· Analyze absorption graphs to find the rate of the reaction.
· Compare changes in ligand concentration, gold concentration, and temperature of reflux.
Here is a web page with TEM pictures of my first sample.