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Noble and Precious Metals

Properties, Nanoscale Effects and Applications

Edited by Mohindar Seehra

West Virginia University


Alan Bristow

West Virginia University, United States of America

The use of copper, silver, gold and platinum in jewelry as a measure of wealth is well known. This book contains 19 chapters written by international authors on other uses and applications of noble and precious metals (copper, silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, ruthenium, and rhenium). The topics covered include surface-enhanced Raman scattering, quantum dots, synthesis and properties of nanostructures, and its applications in the diverse fields such as high-tech engineering, nanotechnology, catalysis, and biomedical applications. The basis for these applications is their high-free electron concentrations combined with high-temperature stability and corrosion resistance and methods developed for synthesizing nanostructures. Recent developments in all these areas with up-to-date references are emphasized.

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Noble and Precious MetalsProperties, Nanoscale Effects and ApplicationsEdited by Mohindar Seehra

Published: July 4th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69142

ISBN: 978-1-78923-293-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-292-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-377-2

Copyright year: 2018

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25780 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

80 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Overview of the Properties and Applications of Noble and Precious Metals

By Mohindar S. Seehra and Alan D. Bristow


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2. Band Structure, Morphology, Functionality, and Size- Dependent Properties of Metal Nanoparticles

By Joseph Adeyemi Adekoya, Kehinde Olurotimi Ogunniran, Tolutope Oluwasegun Siyanbola, Enock Olugbenga Dare and Neerish Revaprasadu


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3. Effect of Size, Shape and Environment on the Optical Response of Metallic Nanoparticles

By Salem Marhaba


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4. Origins of the High Reactivity of Au Nanostructures Deduced from the Structure and Properties of Model Surfaces

By Sandra Hoppe and Lyudmila V. Moskaleva


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5. Exciton-Plasmon Interactions in Quantum Well Structures Near Silver Nanoparticles

By Hiroaki Matsui


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6. Recent Developments on Metal Nanoparticles for SERS Applications

By Tanujjal Bora


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7. Nano- and Micro-Patterning of Gold Nanoparticles on PEG- Based Hydrogels for Controlling Cell Adhesion

By Cigdem Yesildag, Zhenfang Zhang, Fang Ren, Gonzalo de Vicente and Marga C. Lensen


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8. Substrate Effects of Noble Metal Nanostructures Prepared by Sputtering

By Alena Reznickova, Ondrej Kvitek, Dominik Fajstavr, Nikola Slavikova and Vaclav Svorcik


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9. Silver Nanoparticles Fabricated Using Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition Techniques: Properties, Applications and Perspectives: Review

By Piotr Piszczek and Aleksandra Radtke


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10. Copper Metal for Semiconductor Interconnects

By Yi-Lung Cheng, Chih-Yen Lee and Yao-Liang Huang


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11. Preparation of Highly Dispersed Pd-Supported Catalysts for Hydrogenation Processes by Microemulsion Method

By Jan Patera, Iva Paterová, Jiří Krupka and Květa Jirátová


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12. Symbiosis in Plasmonic Nanoparticles

By Abhinav Malasi and Ritesh Sachan


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13. Applications of Gold Nanoparticles in Cancer Imaging and Treatment

By Shouju Wang and Guangming Lu


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14. Structure-Dependent Biological Response of Noble Metals: From Nanoparticles, Through Nanowires to Nanolayers

By Jakub Siegel, Marek Staszek, Markéta Polívková, Michaela Valová, Pavla Šuláková and Václav Švorčík


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15. Structure and Applications of Gold in Nanoporous Form

By Jay K. Bhattarai, Dharmendra Neupane, Bishal Nepal, Vasilii Mikhaylov, Alexei V. Demchenko and Keith J. Stine


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16. Colorimetric Detection of Copper Ion Based on Click Chemistry

By Lingwen Zeng, Zhiyuan Fang and Yunbo Wang


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17. Properties and Applications of Ruthenium

By Anil K. Sahu, Deepak K. Dash, Koushlesh Mishra, Saraswati P. Mishra, Rajni Yadav and Pankaj Kashyap


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18. Extraction of Platinum Group Metals

By Bongephiwe Mpilonhle Thethwayo


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19. Rare Earth Extraction from NdFeB Magnets

By Jiro Kitagawa and Masami Tsubota


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