Size-controlled synthesis of Ni and Co metal nanoparticles by the modified polyol method

Yuliya Demidova, Irina Simakova, Igor Prosvirin, Dmitry Murzin, Andrey Simakov

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Colloidal Ni and Co nanoparticles were synthesised by a modified polyol method using sodium borohydride as a reducing agent. The influence of a gas atmosphere and a reduction temperature on nanoparticles formation was studied. A series of Co and Ni nanoparticles with the average particle sizes 1.8 to 2.8 and 2.6 to 9.8 nm, respectively, were obtained by varying synthesis conditions. Nanoparticle size was found to increase with the increase of the reduction temperature. The oxidative atmosphere was shown to favour nanoparticles growth as was demonstrated in the case of nickel.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)3–14
JournalInternational Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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