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Understanding the formation of aligned, linear arrays of Ag nanoparticles

Walliser, R. M. and Tóth, R. and Lagzi, I. and Mathys, D. and Marot, L. and Braun, A. and Housecroft, C. E. and Constable, E. C.. (2016) Understanding the formation of aligned, linear arrays of Ag nanoparticles. RSC advances, 6. pp. 28388-28392.

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Abstract

We report the self-assembly of aligned arrays of silver nanoparticles governed by a reaction–diffusion–precipitation process. The average 2 μm wide bands containing nanoparticles which are ∼160 nm in diameter are highly periodic with ∼0.9–3 μm spacing. Morphological and analytical characterization of the particles has provided crucial information for the formulation of a series of reactions explaining the band formation. We propose that the silver/silver oxide colloids in the bands turn into elemental silver particles upon UV illumination.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Housecroft)
UniBasel Contributors:Housecroft, Catherine Elizabeth and Constable, Edwin Charles and Walliser, Roche Marcel and Marot, Laurent
Item Type:Article, refereed
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2046-2069
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 11:03
Deposited On:23 May 2016 07:11

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