Hydrothermal Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Application of the Ag Nanorods
Xu Chun Song,
Yue Jin Tong,
Yi Fan Zheng,
Hao Yong Yin.
The Ag nanorods were prepared by a simple hydrothermal process, and no any harmful chemicals, templates or surfactants
were used. The products were characterized in detail by multiform techniques: scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy,
X-ray diffraction, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. The results show that the products are Ag nanorods with diameters
about 40-50 nm and lengths ranging between 400 and 600 nm. Electrocatalytic property of the prepared Ag nanorods was characterized
by cyclic voltammetry. CV results indicate that Ag nanorods exhibit a remarkable electrocatalytic activity for the H2O2 reduction. Furthermore,
the obtained Ag nanorods have been employed as electrode materials for electrochemical sensing H2O2.
Keywords: Hydrothermal synthesis, Ag, nanorods, sensor
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