Synthesis and characterization of carbon thin wires linked carbon hollow spheres encapsulating Ag nanoparticles

Shuying Wu, Yunsheng Ding*, Xiaomin Zhang, Haiou Tang

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Abstract

Monodisperse carbon hollow spheres encapsulating silver nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized by a facile approach with imidazolium ionic liquid ([C14mim]BF4) as the soft template. Meanwhile, a novel Ag/C nanocomposite with an interesting structure, in which the carbon hollow spheres encapsulating silver nanoparticles were assembled by fine carbon wires, exists in this experiment. The Ag/C nanocomposites was characterized by XRD, TEM (HRTEM), SEM, FTIR spectroscopy, Raman spectrometer and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX). The possible formation mechanism of the nanocomposites has been proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3301-3304
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume62
Issue number17-18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ionic liquids (ILs)
  • Carbon hollow spheres
  • Ag nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposites
  • Crystal growth

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