In situ synthesis of palladium nanoparticles in polymer brushes followed by QCM-D coupled with spectroscopic ellipsometry

Meike Koenig, Keith Brian Rodenhausen, Daniel Schmidt, Klaus Jochen Eichhorn, Mathias Schubert, Manfred Stamm, Petra Uhlmann

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The combinatorial method of quartz crystal microbalance coupled with spectroscopic ellipsometry can be used to follow the in situ synthesis of catalytically active palladium nanoparticles in polymer brushes in situ. By combining these two orthogonal techniques, it is possible to thoroughly characterize the thickness, composition, optical, and mechanical properties of nanoscopic thin films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-935
Number of pages5
JournalParticle and Particle Systems Characterization
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013



  • in situ synthesis
  • nanocatalysts
  • nanocomposites
  • polymer brushes
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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