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Title: One-step facile synthesis of noble metal nanocrystals with tunable morphology in a nematic liquid crystalline medium

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.

Authors:
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  1. Surface Physics and Material Science Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700064 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22606265
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1731; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: DAE solid state physics symposium 2015, Uttar Pradesh (India), 21-25 Dec 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; LIQUID CRYSTALS; METALS; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PRISMS; REDUCING AGENTS; RODS; SYNTHESIS; TRANSMISSION; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Dan, Kaustabh, Satpati, Biswarup, and Datta, Alokmay. One-step facile synthesis of noble metal nanocrystals with tunable morphology in a nematic liquid crystalline medium. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4947665.
Dan, Kaustabh, Satpati, Biswarup, & Datta, Alokmay. One-step facile synthesis of noble metal nanocrystals with tunable morphology in a nematic liquid crystalline medium. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4947665.
Dan, Kaustabh, Satpati, Biswarup, and Datta, Alokmay. Mon . "One-step facile synthesis of noble metal nanocrystals with tunable morphology in a nematic liquid crystalline medium". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4947665.
@article{osti_22606265,
title = {One-step facile synthesis of noble metal nanocrystals with tunable morphology in a nematic liquid crystalline medium},
author = {Dan, Kaustabh and Satpati, Biswarup and Datta, Alokmay},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4947665},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1731,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}