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Stabilization of mid-sized silicon nanoparticles by functionalization with acrylic acid

Robert Bywalez1*, Hatice Karacuban2, Hermann Nienhaus23, Christof Schulz13 and Hartmut Wiggers13

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1 IVG, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 47048, Germany

2 Faculty of Physics, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 47048, Germany

3 CeNIDE, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 47048, Germany

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:76  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-76

Published: 16 January 2012

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Supporting information. Data on the multi-point BET summary.

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Additional file 2:

Support particle size distribution. A graph showing support particle size distribution. Lognormal size distribution of the Silicon nanoparticle ensemble as calculated from the TEM pictures. The Geometric standard deviation is 1,37.

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FTIR supplemental image. FTIR spectra of as prepared silicon Nanoparticles (top), acrylic acid functionalized Si NPs (middle), and a polyacrylic acid reference sample (bottom), with the assigned group frequencies.

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