Can a silver nanocluster become a gold nanocluster?

Can a silver nanocluster become a gold nanocluster?
Nanoparticles possess unique features in comparison to bulk nanomaterials as a result of their special properties in size and orientations. Researchers of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have found that, synthesised silver nanoclusters show similarities to gold nanoclusters in terms of characteristics, such as colour, chemical structures, optical properties and X-ray structures, and act as gold nanoclusters. On further analysis, it was found that the absorption spectrum of silver nanoclusters was also around 675 nm as that of gold nanoclusters. Besides, the arrangement of the atomic structure of silver nanoclusters is almost same like that of gold nanoclusters. These findings provide a glimpse on understanding the replacement of nanoclusters, which on further analysis may lead to the development of comparatively cheaper metallic sources that could replace the gold nanoclusters.
How to cite this article:
Poorani Venkatachalapathy. Can a silver nanocluster become a gold nanocluster?. BioLim O-Media. 13 April, 2017. 5(4).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0238.