Synthesis and characterization of UV irradiated silver/montmorillonite nanocomposite

Darroudi, Majid and Ahmad @ Ayob, Mansor and Shameli, Kamyar and Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Ibrahim, Nor Azowa (2009) Synthesis and characterization of UV irradiated silver/montmorillonite nanocomposite. Solid State Sciences, 11 (9). pp. 1621-1624. ISSN 1293-2558

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We have successfully developed a simple method for preparing silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) using UV irradiation of AgNO3 in the interlamellar space of a montmorillonite (MMT) without any reducing agent or heat treatment. The properties of Ag/MMT nanocomposites were studied as a function of the UV irradiation period. UV irradiation disintegrated the Ag NPs into smaller size until a relatively stable size and size distribution were achieved. The results from UV–vis spectroscopy show that particles size of Ag NPs decrease with the increase of irradiation period. The crystalline structure of Ag NPs was determined by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD).

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Silver nanoparticles; Nanocomposites; UV irradiation.
Subject:Nanoparticles - Synthesis.
Subject:Nanocomposites (Materials) - Synthesis.
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
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ID Code:16937
Deposited By: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 03:33
Last Modified:14 Nov 2012 06:57

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