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Electrochemical method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Khaydarov, Rashid A. and Khaydarov, Renat R. and Gapurova, Olga and Estrin, Yuri and Scheper, Thomas (2009) Electrochemical method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (5). pp. 1193-1200.


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The article deals with a novel electrochemical method of preparing long-lived silver nanoparticles suspended in aqueous solution as well as silver powders. The method does not involve the use of any chemical stabilising agents. The morphology of the silver nanoparticles obtained was studied using transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and dynamic light scattering measurements. Silver nanoparticles suspended in water solution that were produced by the present technique are nearly spherical and their size distribution lies in the range of 2 to 20 nm, the average size being about 7 nm. Silver nanoparticles synthesised by the proposed method were sufficiently stable for more than 7 years even under ambient conditions. Silver crystal growth on the surface of the cathode in the electrochemical process used was shown to result in micron-sized structures consisting of agglomerated silver nanoparticles with the sizes below 40 nm.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:5583
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:29 Jun 2009 15:29
Last Modified:29 Jun 2009 15:29

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