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Synthesis and characterization of size-controlled silver nanowires

Pei Zhang
  • Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P. R. China, 510650
  • Key Laboratory of Cellulose and Lignocellulosics Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, P. R. China
  • The University of the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100039, P. R. China
  • Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Organic Polymer Materials for Electronics, Guangzhou 510650, P. R. China
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  • Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P. R. China, 510650
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Published Online: 2018-07-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2017-0084

Abstract

Silver nanowires (AgNWs) have attracted attentions form both academia and industry due to their outstanding electronic and optical properties. The AgNW-based devices for various uses were invented in recent years. It is well known that the sizes of AgNWs have a crucial effect on the performance of AgNW-based devices. However, how to synthesize AgNWs with controlled sizes is still unsolved. Researchers reported many methods to synthesize AgNWs with different sizes in the past decade. However, a review that focuses on the synthetic methods of AgNWs is very rare. The aim of this review is to summarize the recent developments that have been achieved with AgNWs, and many procedure details and results and discussions will be provided for practical use.

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Keywords: silver nanowires; synthesis method; nanomaterial

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About the article

Pei Zhang

Pei Zhang received his B.S. degree from South China University of Technology in 2011 and M.A. degree from South China Normal University in 2014. Then, he continued working on his Ph.D. degree at Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science under the supervision of Prof. Jiwen Hu. His research focuses on the synthesis of silver nanowires and the fabrication of silver nanowire-based conductive films.

Shudong Lin

Shudong Lin received his M.S. degree from Shantou University in 2008, majoring in applied chemistry. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 2012 at Sun Yat-sen University, majoring in polymer chemistry & physics, he then worked in Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 2015, he holds the position of associate researcher. His current research focuses on the synthesis and application of functional polymer composites.

Jiwen Hu

Jiwen Hu received his B.S. degree from Xiangtan University in 1989, M.A. degree from Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science in 1992 and Ph.D. degree from South China University of Technology in 2001. Since 2001, he holds the position of Professor of polymer chemistry at Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal publications and obtained more than 200 invention patents. His current research interests are focused on the design and synthesis nanomaterials and functional membrane materials.


Published Online: 2018-07-11


Citation Information: Physical Sciences Reviews, Volume 3, Issue 11, 20170084, ISSN (Online) 2365-659X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2017-0084.

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