Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 117–124

Variable Frequency Microwave Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles

  • Hongjin Jiang
  • Kyoung-sik Moon
  • Zhuqing Zhang
  • Suresh Pothukuchi
  • C. P. Wong
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-005-7522-6

Cite this article as:
Jiang, H., Moon, K., Zhang, Z. et al. J Nanopart Res (2006) 8: 117. doi:10.1007/s11051-005-7522-6

Abstract

Synthesis of silver nanoparticles based on a polyol process and variable frequency microwave (VFM) was investigated. Comparing to a thermal method, the reaction by VFM radiation was much faster. The effects of silver nitrate concentration, poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) concentration, reaction time and reaction temperature were studied. It was found that the higher concentration of silver nitrate, longer reaction time and higher temperature increased the particle size while the higher concentration of PVP decreased the particle size.

Keywords

aerosols growth nucleation particle size and distribution silver nanoparticles variable frequency microwave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongjin Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyoung-sik Moon
    • 1
  • Zhuqing Zhang
    • 1
  • Suresh Pothukuchi
    • 1
  • C. P. Wong
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of materials science and engineering and packaging research centerGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of Chemistry and BiochemistryGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA