Purification of Silver Nanowires Synthesised by Polyol Method

C. Prabukumar, K. Udaya Bhat

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The mesh-based silver nanowires (Ag NWs) films are considered to be a good alternative to high-cost, brittle ITO as a transparent conductive electrode (TCE) for the sustainable flexible electronic devices. The polyol synthesis method is the common method to synthesis Ag NWs wherein Ag particles are also produced as a by-product. The present work used decantation combined with solvent-aid precipitation approach to remove silver particles from the Ag NWs suspension to produce quality Ag NWs based TCE. The synthesised and purified products were characterized by using Scanning electron microscopy, UV-Visible spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometry. This method proved to be a simpler and more effective one compared to filtration and centrifugation method as it yields more NWs against the particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22487-22493
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number10 Part 3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 International Conferance on Advances in Science and Engineering, - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 19 Jan 201722 Jan 2017

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  • Polyol synthesis
  • Silver nanowires
  • Transparent conductive elctrode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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