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Photochemical transformation of silver nanoparticles by combining blue and green irradiation

  • P. E. Cardoso-Avila
  • J. L. Pichardo-Molina
  • C. Murali Krishna
  • R. Castro-Beltran
Research Paper

Abstract

Spherical silver nanoparticles (diameter 3 nm) were transformed by means of photochemical synthesis using superluminescent LEDs. Flat rounded (21 nm) and decahedral nanoparticles (78 nm) were, respectively, obtained when the colloid was exposed to green and blue radiation. Furthermore, by changing from blue to green radiation at different exposure times, various morphologies and sizes were obtained. Exposure times shorter than 30 min of blue radiation followed by green radiation resulted on different morphologies such as twine rounded (42 nm), flat elongated (peanuts, 17 nm), and flat rounded nanoparticles (11 and 24 nm). Times longer than 45 min produced decahedral nanoparticles with corners ranging from rounded to sharp (size 71–78 nm). Additionally, these results showed that by controlling morphologies and sizes through the combination of blue and green light at different exposure times, it was possible to tune the plasmon band from 511 to 594 nm. Moreover, controlling the morphology of nanoparticles is of prime importance in order to exploit their properties as part of novel emerging technologies.

Keywords

Decahedral nanoparticles LEDs Photochemical synthesis Plasmon Silver nanoparticles 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are grateful to CONACYT, Mexico, for financial support under project numbers SEP-Conacyt 152971 and CONACyT-DST 164203. We also thank Ricardo Valdivia Hernandez, Claudia G. Elas Alfaro, Esteban Garcia for their technical assistance, and Mario Ruiz Berganza for proofreading the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Cardoso-Avila
    • 1
  • J. L. Pichardo-Molina
    • 1
  • C. Murali Krishna
    • 2
  • R. Castro-Beltran
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A.CLeonMexico
  2. 2.Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Center (TMC)Navi MumbaiIndia

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