Shape-controlled syntheses of silver nanoparticles: Role of the seeds

Chuyang Chen, Xuchuan Jiang, Shixian Danny Xiong, Aibing Yu

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Precious metallic nanoparticles have attracted considerable attention because of their unique properties (optical, electronic, and chemical properties) and potential applications in many areas such as optical probes, biochemical sensors, and surface enhanced Raman Spectrum. Despite many successes in synthesis of anisotropic nanoparticles (rods, plates), some limitations still exist in generating monodispersed silver nanoparticles. This study intends to elucidate the influence of crystalline seeds on the shape, size, and size distribution of nanoparticles through a seed-mediated method. The crystalline seeds can be modified by using different ways, such as heating treatment and oxidative etching. The shape and size of the generated particles will be characterized by TEM, and the particle formation and growth is tracked by UV-vis spectrometry. The findings would be useful for the shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanoparticles for desired functional properties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM-7)
EditorsJian-Feng Nie, Allan Morton
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages2402 - 2405
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventPacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing 2010 - Cairns Qld Australia, Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2 Aug 20106 Aug 2010
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferencePacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing 2010
Abbreviated titlePRICM-7

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