Truncated and spheroidal Ag nanoparticles: a matter of size transformation

Lah, Nurul Akmal Che and Johan, Mohd Rafie and Samykano, Mahendran and Saari, Mohd Mawardi (2018) Truncated and spheroidal Ag nanoparticles: a matter of size transformation. Colloid and Polymer Science, 296 (1). pp. 121-131. ISSN 0303-402X, DOI

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The ordered arrays of anisotropic mesostructure metal nanoparticle (diameter size in the range of 15 to 200 nm) characteristics are indeed influenced by the combined effect of packing constraints and inter-particle interactions, that is, the two morphological factors that strongly influence the creation of the particles’ shape. In this work, we studied on how the degree of truncation of Ag nanoparticles authorised the mesostructured morphologies and particle orientation preferences within the mesosparticle arrays. The Ag represented the best and most versatile candidate and known for its highest electrical conductivities among other transition metals in periodic table. The interest is motivated by the need to understand the inevitable morphological transformation from mesoscopic to microscopic states evolve within the scope of progressive aggregation of atomic constituents of Ag system. The grazing information obtained from HR-TEM shows that Ag mesosparticles of highly truncated flake are assembled in fcc-type mesostructure, similar to the arrays formed by microscopic quasi-spherical structure, but with significantly reduced packing density and different growth orientations. The detailed information on the size and microstructure transformation have been gathered by fast Fourier transform (FFT) of HR-TEM images, allowing us to figure out the role of Ag defects that anchored the variation in crystallite growth of different mean diameter size particles. The influences on the details of the nanostructures have to be deeply understood to promote practical applications for such outstanding Ag material.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang: Seed Money Grant RDU 16117and Internal Grant RDU1703152
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ag nanoparticles; Crystallite growth; HR-TEM; Mesostructures; Microscopy, electron; Morphology
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 07:23
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 07:23

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