Aruna, I. and Mehta, B. R. and Malhotra, L. K. and Shivaprasad, S. M. (2008) Size dependence of core and valence binding energies in Pd nanoparticles: Interplay of quantum confinement and coordination reduction. Journal of Applied Physics, 104 (6). 064308-1-064308-5. ISSN 1089-7550

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An analysis is given of the electronic structure of Pd nanoparticles synthesized by inert gas evaporation technique. A study of the effect of size on various core and valence electrons in Pd nanoparticles reveals a varied dependence of binding energy of electrons in different electronic levels. The shift in the Pd x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy 4d valence band centroid is more than the core level shift. The results of the present study provide a direct evidence of interplay of quantum confinement (a size effect) and coordination reduction (a surface effect).

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Subjects: Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
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