EFFECTS OF SYNTHESIS CONDITIONS ON THE FORMATION AND MORPHOLOGY OF SILVER NANOWIRES
Keywords:silver, nanowires, one-dimensional, morphology control, polyol process.
Silver nanowires with one-dimensional structures have attracted much research interest due to their potential applications in several areas. It is well-known that their properties strongly depend on the size and morphology of the silver nanostructures. Therefore, in our work, silver nanostructures were prepared using a polyol process and the effects of synthesis conditions on the formation and morphology of silver nanowires were investigated. The structure and morphology of the synthesized silver nanostructures were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The results showed that the morphology of the silver nanowires can be effectively controlled via adjusting parameters of the synthesis process.
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