Single step morphology-controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Vinodkumar Etacheri*, Reenamole Georgekutty, Michael K. Seery, Suresh C. Pillai

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Silver nanoparticles having different size and plasmon resonances were synthesized through a single step aqueous based method. The current procedure was based on the reduction of silver ions by ascorbic acid in the presence of sodiumborohydride and trisodium citrate. Triangular colloidal nanoparticles having different plasmon resonances (and hence different size and colours) were synthesized by varying only the concentration of ascorbic acid. These nanoparticles were found to be stable without using any surfactants or polymers. This study revealed a strong correlation between particle growth and concentration of constituent chemicals. Crystallinity and phase purity of the silver samples were investigated through powder X-ray diffraction studies (XRD). Absorption spectra of various silver particles were recorded using UV/Vis/NIR spectrometer. Morphological analysis was performed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and average edge lengths of nanoparticles were also calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatalytic Materials for Energy, Green Processes and Nanotechnology
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 3 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2009 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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