Ag triangular nanoplates synthesized by photo-induced reduction: Structure analysis and stability

Haruno Murayama, Naomi Hashimoto, Hideki Tanaka

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Ag triangular nanoplates were synthesized by photoirradiation to AgNO3 ethanol solution in the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) under anaerobic conditions at room temperature. High-resolution SEM and TEM observations revealed that thin Ag equilateral triangular nanoplates, each of which was a single crystal with sharp corners and flat faces presented by {1 1 1} planes, were produced. Analyses of XAFS and XPS have shown that these nanoplates are protected by coordination of O atoms in PVP molecules, not being oxidized as Ag2O. The nanoplates are inherently stable, though they were easily truncated and dissolved if mixed with oxygen or water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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