The formation of silver nanoparticles by synchrotron radiation and relativistic electrons irradiating of water solution of silver salts
- Prof. Boris TOLOCHKO
- Prof. Boris TOLOCHKO (Institute of solid state chemistry and mechanochemistry)
It has been found that irradiation of aqueous solutions of silver salts by synchrotron radiation start formation of silver nanoparticles. Similar processes occur upon irradiation by relativistic electrons. In aqueous solution, the silver particles are agglomerated into large particles of micron sizes. It was found surfactant, preventing agglomeration. The result is a stable colloid solution in which no precipitation of particles within a few months.