Self-assembly of silver nanoparticles in a polymer solvent: Formation of a nanochain through nanoscale soldering

Kaushik Mallick, Mike J. Witcomb, Mike S. Scurrell

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Abstract

By exploiting the orientation of the polymer methoxy polyethylene glycol (MPEG), directional growth of silver particles has been obtained in the presence of ultraviolet irradiation for the first time. MPEG generates free radicals, serves as the reducing agent in presence of ultraviolet irradiation towards the silver ions, and also acts as the template for the silver particles involved in the formation of a silver chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume90
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • One-dimensional nanostructure
  • Polymer template
  • Silver chain
  • Ultraviolet irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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