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One-pot room-temperature aqueous synthesis of Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposites

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Abstract

The reaction taking place at room temperature is considered a green route in terms of saving energy. Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposites are fabricated using a reaction carried out at room temperature in one pot without any organic substance involved. Various amounts of silver in the Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposite can be obtained by controlling the reaction time. A possible mechanism is proposed for Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposite formation with an observable core–shell structure at the incipient stage of Ag2Te growth. Differential thermal analysis indicates that the structural transition temperature is barely affected by the Ag content in the nanocomposites. However, the reaction duration has a significant effect on the electrical transport behaviour of the nanocomposites due to the various amounts of Ag, which might be beneficial for enhancing the performance of thermoelectric composites.

Graphical abstract: One-pot room-temperature aqueous synthesis of Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposites

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The article was received on 03 May 2016, accepted on 21 Jun 2016 and first published on 22 Jun 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01230B
Green Chem., 2016,18, 5288-5294

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    One-pot room-temperature aqueous synthesis of Ag2Te–Ag nanocomposites

    F. Lin and C. Liu, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 5288
    DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01230B

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