Surfactant-assisted synthesis and characterization of silver nanorods and nanowires by an aqueous solution approach

Guangjun Zhou, Mengkai Lü, Zhongsen Yang, Haiping Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Shumei Wang, Shufen Wang, Aiyu Zhang

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The silver nanorods and nanowires have been synthesized by a facile aqueous solution process using tri-sodium citrate as reducing agent in the presence of anionic surfactant dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid sodium (DBS). The products were characterized by the techniques of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Experimental results indicated that the concentrations of the reactants AgNO3 and tri-sodium citrate, in addition to the surfactant DBS should be interdependent in the formation of the silver nanorods and nanowires. The optical properties were investigated and the prepared nanostructures displayed a very strong absorption band at the room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


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

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