Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3218–3222 | Cite as

Facile preparation of Ag/ZnO nanoparticles via photoreduction

  • Tarek Alammar
  • Anja-Verena MudringEmail author


Ag/ZnO nanoparticles can be obtained via photocatalytic reduction of silver nitrate at ZnO nanorods when a solution of AgNO3 and nanorods ZnO suspended in ethyleneglycol is exposed to daylight. The mean size of the deposited sphere like Ag particles is about 5 nm. However, some of the particles can be as large as 20 nm. The ZnO nanorods were pre-prepared by basic precipitation from zinc acetate di-hydrate in the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide. They are about 50–300 nm in length and 10–50 nm in width. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), UV–Vis spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and photoluminescence (PL) were used to characterize the resulting Ag/ZnO nanocomposites.


Ionic Liquid Localize Surface Plasmon Resonance Zinc Oxide Cationic Silver Trifluoromethanesulfonyl 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anorganische Chemie I – Festkörperchemie und MaterialienRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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