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Nanometer Sized Silver Particles Embedded Silica Particles-spray Method

Kumar, G. Gnana and Karunagaran, B. and Nahm, Kee Suk and Nimma, Elizabeth (2009) Nanometer Sized Silver Particles Embedded Silica Particles-spray Method. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (5). pp. 452-458.

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Spherical shaped, nanometer to micro meter sized silica particles were prepared in a homogeneous nature by spray technique. Silver nanoparticles were produced over the surface of the silica grains in a harmonized manner. The size of silver and silica particles was effectively controlled by the precursors and catalysts. The electrostatic repulsion among the silica spheres and the electro static attraction between silica spheres and silver particles make the synchronized structure of the synthesized particles and the morphological images are revealed by transmission electron microscope. The silver ions are reduced by sodium borohydride. Infra red spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis confirm the formation of silver-silica composite particles. Thermal stability of the prepared particles obtained from thermal analysis ensures its higher temperature applications. The resultant silver embedded silica particles can be easily suspended in diverse solvents and would be useful for variety of applications.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Attraction Repulsion Silver Spray Thermal
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:4324
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:24 Mar 2009 15:45
Last Modified:18 Aug 2009 14:38

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