In this article, silver nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical reduction from silver nitrate using triethylamine as the protecting and reducing agents simultaneously. The average size of the silver nanoparticles was about 2.10-4.65 nm, which allowed low-temperature sintering of the metal. X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and energy dispersive spectrometric (EDS) analysis results indicate that silver nitrate has been converted to silver nanoparticles completely. Using a 20 wt% silver nanoparticles suspension with thermal treatment at 150 °C, silver films with a resistivity of 8.09 × 10-5 Ω cm have been produced, which is close to the resistivity of bulk silver.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics