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Control size of silver nanoparticles in sol-gel glasses
Author(s): Victor M. Renteria; Antonio Campero Celis; Jorge A. Garcia-Macedo
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Paper Abstract

By the sol-gel processing, silver ions in presence of stabilizing function (3-thiocyanatopropyl)triethoxysilane are reduced by heating gels at 180 C for several times in air atmosphere. The spectroscopic Uv-Vis observations, confirm silver nanoparticles presence with peak maximum around 350 nm. The optical properties of the metallic particles are observed at room temperature as function of time, and the absorption spectra practically do not change, which indicated they are trapped and stabilized within the fine porous silica cage. Mie theory calculations, considering the mean free path effect of the conduction electrons, are compatible with experimental spectra, indicating homogeneity in size and form of the metallic nanoparticles. Smithard correlation curve, between half width height (W1/2) of the optical absorption and the particle diameter 2r, predict silver particles size between 4 and 10 nm, during composite heating. Activation energy was measured and compared with previous data on similar systems and the probable reduction process are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4102, Inorganic Optical Materials II, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405289
Show Author Affiliations
Victor M. Renteria, Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana/Iztapalapa (Mexico)
Antonio Campero Celis, Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana/Iztapalapa (Mexico)
Jorge A. Garcia-Macedo, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4102:
Inorganic Optical Materials II
Alexander J. Marker III; Eugene G. Arthurs, Editor(s)

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