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Title: Dissolution-recrystallization mechanism for the conversion of silver nanospheres to triangular nanoplates
Authors: Yang, J.
Zhang, Q.
Lee, J.Y. 
Too, H.-P. 
Keywords: Ag nanoplate
Ag nanosphere
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Yang, J., Zhang, Q., Lee, J.Y., Too, H.-P. (2007). Dissolution-recrystallization mechanism for the conversion of silver nanospheres to triangular nanoplates. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 308 (1) : 157-161. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A solution chemistry method for transforming polycrystalline Ag spherical particles into single crystalline triangular Ag nanoplates has been developed. The synthesis consists of three consecutive steps: (1) the synthesis of Ag nanospheres by NaBH4 reduction of AgNO3 in the presence of sodium citrate; (2) the conversion of citrate-stabilized Ag nanospheres into SDS (sodium dodecyl sulfate)-stabilized Ag nanospheres, and (3) the aging of the SDS-stabilized Ag nanospheres in 0.01 M NaCl solution. Our study indicates that the shape evolved through a Ag nanoparticle dissolution- and re-deposition process; and demonstrated the critical role of SDS in the process: SDS regulates the dynamics in the dissolved O2/Cl- etching of the Ag nanospheres and the reduction of the released Ag+ by citrate ions in the same solution. SDS also functions as a shape-directing agent to assimilate the Ag0 atoms into single crystalline triangular Ag nanoplates. A model for the shape conversion is also proposed which provides the clue for the synthesis of anisotropic Ag nanoparticles with other shapes (rods, wires, cubes, etc.). © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
ISSN: 00219797
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2006.12.081
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