Facile synthesis of silver core - silica shell composite nanoparticles.

@article{Niitsoo2011FacileSO,
  title={Facile synthesis of silver core - silica shell composite nanoparticles.},
  author={Olivia Niitsoo and Alexander Couzis},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2011},
  volume={354 2},
  pages={887-90}
}
Combining metal nanoparticles and dielectrics (e.g. silica) to produce composite materials with high dielectric constant is motivated by application in energy storage. Control over dielectric properties and their uniformity throughout the composite material is best accomplished if the composite is comprised of metal core - dielectric shell structured nanoparticles with tunable dimensions. We have synthesized silver nanoparticles in the range of 40-100nm average size using low concentration of… CONTINUE READING