In this paper, we report a simple yet powerful synthetic method for obtaining monodispersed silver nanoparticles by direct thermal decomposition of two materials - one is silver acetate as a source of the metal core and the other is myristic acid as a capping agent. The reaction was performed at 250°C, the boiling point of myristic acid, without additional solvent. The nucleation and growth of the particles were monitored by dynamic light scattering in order to optimize the reaction time. By this simple procedure, we could obtain uniformly sized Ag nanoparticles with the average diameter of 4.8 ± 0.1 nm. Although the particles were synthesized at high temperature, the ligand exchange between myristates and alkanethiolates can be achieved at room temperature. Significant characteristics of Ag nanoparticles attributed to localized surface plasmons were investigated.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)