High-Yield Uniform Synthesis and Microstructure-Determination of Rice-Shaped Silver Nanocrystals

Hongyan Liang, Huaixin Yang, Wenzhong Wang, Jianqi Li, Hongxing Xu

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High-yield uniform silver nanorices were synthesized by a facile polyol process without the introduction of shape-selected seeds. Nanorices exhibit two plasmon resonance peaks in the visible and near-infrared regions respectively due to their anisotropy. XRD patterns demonstrated the HCP phase coexists with the FCC phase in nanorices. The novel structure of nanorices was characterized by TEM study which shows that the intergrowth of FCC and a small amount of HCP phase, nanoscale FCC (111) twinning structure, and multimodulated structures formed by a complicated stacking sequence along the long axis direction. The correlation between morphology and microstructure is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6068
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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