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Preparation of silver nanoparticles in solution from a silver salt by laser irradiation

Abid, Jean-Pierre and Wark, Alastair and Brevet, Pierre-Francois and Girault, Hubert (2002) Preparation of silver nanoparticles in solution from a silver salt by laser irradiation. Chemical Communications (7). pp. 792-793. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

A new method is proposed for the fabrication of a well-defined size and shape distribution of silver nanoparticles in solution; the method employs direct laser irradiation of an aqueous solution containing a silver salt and a surfactant in the absence of reducing agents.