Highly reproducible polyol synthesis for silver nanocubes

Hye Ji Han, Taekyung Yu, Woo Sik Kim, Sang Hyuk Im

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We could synthesize the Ag nanocubes highly reproducibly by conducting the polyol synthesis using HCl etchant in dark condition because the photodecomposition/photoreduction of AgCl nanoparticles formed at initial reaction stage were greatly depressed and consequently the selective self-nucleation of Ag single crystals and their selective growth reaction could be promoted. Whereas the reproducibility of the formation of Ag nanocubes were very poor when we synthesize the Ag nanocubes in light condition due to the photoreduction of AgCl to Ag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes


  • A1. Nanostructures
  • A2. Crystal growth from solution
  • B1. Metals
  • B1. Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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