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Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 5 Issue: 1

Nanoindentation and VSM of Silver Nanowires Synthesized by Microwave-Polyol Process

Dinesh Kumar1*, Kavita2, Veena Verma3, Karamjit Singh1 and H.S. Bhatti
1Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India
2Department of Physics, M M Modi College, Patiala-147001, Punjab, India
3Department of Physics, Govt. College, Naya Nangal Distt. Ropar, Punjab, India
Corresponding author : Dinesh Kumar
Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 28, 2015 Accepted: January 21, 2016 Published: January 27, 2016
Citation: Kumar D, Kavita, Verma V, Singh K, H.S. Bhatti (2016) Nanoindentation and VSM of Silver Nanowires Synthesized by Microwave-Polyol Process. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 5:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000176

Abstract

Nanoindentation and VSM of Silver Nanowires Synthesized by Microwave-Polyol Process

In the present research paper, silver nanowires have been synthesized by the polyol process in ethylene glycol as a reducing agent, polyvinylpyrrolidone as a stabilizer, using microwave technique. After synthesis 5 mm thick pallets of silver nanowires are prepared by making a paste in isopropyl alcohol and using polyvinylidene difluoride as a binder and then these pallets have been used for nanoindentation measurements. Hardness, reduced modulus, stiffness, contact height and contact area have been measured using nanoindenter. Magnetic properties of silver nanowires have been studied using vibrating sample magnetometer reveals absence of ferromagnetic impurities.

Keywords: Silver nanowires topography; Morphology; Atomic force microscopy nanoindentation; Vibrating sample magnetometer

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