Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A, Chemistry vol:221 issue:2-3 pages:220-223
This report describes the effect of light irradiation on the synthesis of silver nanowires by the well-known polyol method. High quality nanowires are produced in high yields when the reaction suspension is irradiated with 400-500 nm light during the nucleation stage. These studies suggest that light accelerates the formation of the nanoparticle seeds most appropriate for nanowire growth. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier B.V.