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Hydrothermal Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Application of the Ag Nanorods

Author(s): Xu Chun Song, Yue Jin Tong, Yi Fan Zheng, Hao Yong Yin.

Abstract:

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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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2012
Page: [608 - 611]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157341312801784302
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