Synthesis and characterization of silver-copper core-shell nanoparticles using polyol method for antimicrobial agent

Abstract

Silver and copper nanoparticles are well-known as the good antimicrobial agent. The nano-size of particles influences in enhancing the antimicrobial activity. This paper discusses the effect of molarity on the microstructure and morphology of silver-copper core-shell nanoparticles prepared by a polyol method. In this study, silver-copper nanoparticles are synthesized through the green approach of polyol method using ethylene glycol (EG) as green solvent and reductant, and polyoxyethylene-(80)-sorbitan monooleate (Tween 80) as a nontoxic stabilizer. The phase and morphology of silver-copper nanoparticles are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and Transmission electron microscope (TEM). The results XRD confirm the pure crystalline of silver and copper nanoparticles with face-centered cubic (FCC) structure. FESEM and TEM analysis confirm the existence of Ag and Cu nanoparticles in core-shell shape.

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@inproceedings{Singh2016SynthesisAC, title={Synthesis and characterization of silver-copper core-shell nanoparticles using polyol method for antimicrobial agent}, author={Jaiveer Singh and Pavitra Devi Lodhi and K. K. Choudhary and Junggwon Yun and Kyoungah Cho and Byoungjun Park and Thi My Dung Dang and Thi Thu Tuyet and Long Nguyen and Duc Chien Nguyen and Hirohito Hirata and Jianfeng Yan and Guisheng Zou and Aiping Wu and Ding Hao and N Hikmah and N F Idrus}, year={2016} }