Ag nanoparticles hosted in monolithic mesoporous silica by thermal decomposition method

Wei Chen, J. Zhang

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Ag nanoparticles were obtained by thermal decomposition of silver nitrate within pores of mesoporous silica. Microstructure of this composite was examined by X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Optical measurements for the nanocomposite show that Ag particle doping leads to a large red shift of the absorption edge. © 2003 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Mesostructure
  • Nanocomposite
  • Optical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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