Gram quantities of silver and alloy nanoparticles: synthesis through digestive ripening and the solvated metal atom dispersion (SMAD) method: antimicrobial properties, superlatteic[i.e. super lattice] selfassembly, and optical properties

K-REx Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Smetana, Alexander B.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-09T16:57:09Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-09T16:57:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-09T16:57:09Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/160
dc.description.abstract This is an account of the synthesis of several drastically different forms of silver nanoparticles: Bare metal nanoparticles, dry nanoparticulate powders, aqueous soluble particles, and organic ligand coated monodisperse silver nanoparticles were all produced. The synthetic method was adapted from previous studies on gold nanoparticles and investigated to understand the optimal conditions for silver nanoparticle synthesis. Also the procedure for refinement of the nanoparticles was studied and applied to the formation of alloy nanoparticles. This extraordinary procedure produces beautifully colored colloids of spherical metal nanoparticles of the highest quality which under suitable conditions self-assemble into extensive three dimensional superlattice structures. The silver nanoparticle products were later tested against several biological pathogens to find dramatic increases in antimicrobial potency in comparison to commercially available silver preparations. en
dc.description.sponsorship NSF en
dc.format.extent 31229681 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Self-assembly en
dc.subject Silver nanoparticles en
dc.subject Superlattice 3-D en
dc.subject Antimicrobial properties en
dc.subject Alloy formation Au/Ag en
dc.subject Optical properties en
dc.title Gram quantities of silver and alloy nanoparticles: synthesis through digestive ripening and the solvated metal atom dispersion (SMAD) method: antimicrobial properties, superlatteic[i.e. super lattice] selfassembly, and optical properties en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en
dc.description.level Doctoral en
dc.description.department Department of Chemistry en
dc.description.advisor Kenneth J. Klabunde en
dc.subject.umi Physics, Condensed Matter (0611) en
dc.date.published 2006 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search K-REx


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics








Center for the

Advancement of Digital

Scholarship

118 Hale Library

Manhattan KS 66506


(785) 532-7444

cads@k-state.edu