Polyol synthesis of silver nanostructures: Inducing the growth of nanowires by a heat-up process

Guh Hwan Lim, Seong Jun Lee, Insung Han, Shingyu Bok, Jung Heon Lee, Jaewook Nam, Jeong Ho Cho, Byungkwon Lim

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The polyol synthesis of silver (Ag) nanostructures typically involves the rapid injection of Ag precursor to a preheated, ethylene glycol solution containing polymeric stabilizers and other additives. Here we report that Ag nanowires can be synthesized in high yields by applying a heat-up process in the polyol synthesis. Electron microscopy studies revealed that multiple-twinned Ag seeds were generated preferentially during the heat-up procedure, and then grew into nanowires. We also demonstrate that these Ag nanowires can be applied as electrode materials for the fabrication of flexible and transparent organic field-effect transistors with a reasonably high hole-mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 20


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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