Journal article

Light-assisted nucleation of silver nanowires during polyol synthesis

Hongzhen Lin, Tatsumi Ohta, Aniruddha Paul, James A Hutchison, Kirilenko Demid, Oleg Lebedev, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Johan Hofkens, Hiroshi Uji-i

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2011

Abstract

This report describes the effect of light irradiation on the synthesis of silver nanowires by the well-known polyol method. High quality nanowires are produced in high yields when the reaction suspension is irradiated with 400-500 nm light during the nucleation stage. These studies suggest that light accelerates the formation of the nanoparticle seeds most appropriate for nanowire growth. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Awarded by Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO)


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Awarded by Federal Science Policy of Belgium


Awarded by Hercules foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the "Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO)" (grant G.0402.09, grant G.0181.10 and grant G.0197.11), the KU Leuven Research Fund (Concerted Research Action GOA 2006/2, CREA2007, CREA2009), the Federal Science Policy of Belgium (IAP-VI/27), the Hercules foundation (grant HER/08/21) and the Flemish Government (long-term structural funding of the Methusalem program, project "CASAS") for financial support. This work was supported by the JST PRESTO program awarded to H.U.