Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 31, Issue 7, pp 937–942

Microwave assisted template synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Authors

    • Chemical LaboratoryCentral Leather Research Institute
  • M. Nidhin
    • Chemical LaboratoryCentral Leather Research Institute
  • B. U. Nair
    • Chemical LaboratoryCentral Leather Research Institute
Article

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Silver nanoparticlessurface plasmon resonanceSAED

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