Biological systems as nanoreactors: Anomalous small-angle scattering study of the CdS nanoparticle formation in multilamellar vesicles

Attila Bóta, Zoltán Varga, Günter Goerigk

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The formation of cadmium sulfide (CdS) particles in the gaps between the layers of the multilamellar vesicles is described, introducing a new pathway in the preparation of nanometer-scale particles. The in situ structural characterization of both the CdS particles and the vesicles as a reaction medium was performed in the early and final states of the process by using anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering (ASAXS) and freeze-fracture methods. The ASAXS method provides the separation of the scattering of nanoparticles present in a small amount, whereby the monitoring of their formation and growth in the whole time range of manufacturing has become possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1911-1915
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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