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ERIC Number: EJ1196709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Demonstrating the Photochemical Transformation of Silver Nanoparticles
Cardoso-Avila, Pablo Eduardo; Pichardo Molina, Juan Luis
Journal of Chemical Education, v95 n11 p2034-2040 Nov 2018
A laboratory experiment is described in which students synthesize silver nanospheres and transform them into other anisotropic morphologies (decahedral and disks) through a photochemical process. The photochemical transformation was followed by visible spectroscopy, and the resulting morphologies were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy. This experiment, which may be included in a nanotechnology or materials chemistry laboratory course, introduces students to nanotechnology and shows how anisotropic nanoparticle synthesis methods are not limited to chemical reduction or seed regrowth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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