Formation of silver nanorods by microwave heating in the presence of gold seeds

Fu Ken Liu*, Pei Wen Huang, Yu Cheng Chang, Chu Jung Ko, Fu-Hsiang Ko, Tieh Chi Chu

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the use of rapid microwave (MW) heating to prepare silver nanorods. The procedure we describe is one in which a silver salt is reduced to silver metal by the action of sodium citrate in the presence of gold seeds. We have characterized the silver products by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffractometry, and electron diffraction. The key requirement for producing the silver nanorods in a high aspect ratio is an adequate MW heating time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-445
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume273
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • A1. Nanostructures
  • A2. Growth from solutions
  • B1. Metals
  • B1. Nanomaterials

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