Advanced Materials

Synthesis of nanometer-scale silver crystallites via a room-temperature electrostatic spraying process



Thin films of silver nanoparticles have been prepared by a room temperature electrospraying technique—the apparatus is shown schematically in the Figure. The characterization of the particles by optical absorption spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy is described. The behavior is compared with theory and a tentative mechanism proposed for the reduction of the silver.

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