Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 31, Issue 7, pp 937–942

Microwave assisted template synthesis of silver nanoparticles


DOI: 10.1007/s12034-008-0149-3

Cite this article as:
Sreeram, K.J., Nidhin, M. & Nair, B.U. Bull Mater Sci (2008) 31: 937. doi:10.1007/s12034-008-0149-3


Easier, less time consuming, green processes, which yield silver nanoparticles of uniform size, shape and morphology are of interest. Various methods for synthesis, such as conventional temperature assisted process, controlled reaction at elevated temperatures, and microwave assisted process have been evaluated for the kind of silver nanoparticles synthesized. Starch has been employed as a template and reducing agent. Electron microscopy, photon correlation spectroscopy and surface plasmon resonance have been employed to characterize the silver nanoparticles synthesized. Compared to conventional methods, microwave assisted synthesis was faster and provided particles with an average particle size of 12 nm. Further, the starch functions as template, preventing the aggregation of silver nanoparticles.


Silver nanoparticlessurface plasmon resonanceSAED

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical LaboratoryCentral Leather Research InstituteChennaiIndia