Structure of ultrafine gold particles embedded in silica glass has been studied by the x-ray diffraction method. It is found that the gold particles have an effective temperature factor of 1.84 Å-2 and include a few layers of plane faults. It is deduced that the gold particles in silica glass are highly defective owing to the mismatch of the thermal expansion coefficient.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)