Platinum nanoparticles and nanorods were synthesized by microwave-assisted solvothermal techniques. Changing the reaction conditions controlled particle size and morphology. The effects of the reaction conditions, such as the molar ratio of the polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) repeating unit to the metal sources, the concentration of metal sources, the reaction temperature, and the presence of distilled water were investigated. Nanoparticles of Pt were approximately 3 nm in size. Produced nanoparticles and nanorods were characterized by transmission electron microscopy. Image J™ software was used to calculate the particle size and size distribution.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section B Journal of Chemical Sciences|
|State||Published - Dec 2006|
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