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Large-scale synthesis and self-organization of silver nanoparticles with Tween 80 as a reductant and stabilizer

Hui-Jun Li12, An-Qi Zhang3, Yang Hu12, Li Sui4, Dong-Jin Qian12 and Meng Chen12*

1 Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People’s Republic of China

2 Advanced Materials Laboratory, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People’s Republic of China

3 Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People’s Republic of China

4 School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:612  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-612

Published: 6 November 2012

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Figure S1. TEM images of silver particles in dry systems adding with (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 50 and (d) 100 mg AgNO3. The insets in (b) and (c) are HRTEM image and electron diffraction patterns taken from a single particle.

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Figure S2. TEM images of silver particles in wet systems adding with 50 mg AgNO3 at 90°C for (a) 3 and (c) 4 days. (b) and (d) are the magnified images of the nanoparticle arrays shown in (a) and (c), respectively.

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