Authors: E. Vicuña, O. Viera, J.G. Briano, M. Castro, R. Irizarry, and L. Sola
Affilation: University of Puerto Rico, United States
Pages: 191 - 194
Keywords: colloids, metallic particles, polydisperse mixture
Colloids synthesized in water media, usually from direct reduction of a salt, always exhibit a size distribution, which may be characterized by TEM or SEM measurements. These are in essence polydisperse systems with a dispersion that cannot be established by just observing the extinction spectrum.