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Author Dan, Kaustabh ♦ Satpati, Biswarup ♦ Datta, Alokmay
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ LIQUID CRYSTALS ♦ METALS ♦ NANOPARTICLES ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ PRISMS ♦ REDUCING AGENTS ♦ RODS ♦ SYNTHESIS ♦ TRANSMISSION ♦ TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
Abstract The present study describes in-situ synthesis of noble metal nano structures (MNCs) (Au and Ag) within a nematic liquid crystalline medium MBBA [N-(4-methoxybenzylidene)-4-butylaniline] without using any seed mediated growth protocol or without using any external stabilizing or reducing agent. Detailed Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) study indicates that apart from Kinetic based mechanism, the thermodynamical parameters also influence greatly the morphological evolution of these MNCs. The MNCs are of diverse shapes including nano prisms, hexagons, urchins, cubes, and rods which depend on the time of reaction and the choice of nanoparticle precursor.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-05-23
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1731
Issue Number 1


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