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Title: Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Non-Fouling Microfluidic Devices with Fast Mixing
Authors: Baber, R
Mazzei, L
Thanh, N TK
Gavriilidis, A
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Keywords: Micromixing;Impinging jet;Nanomaterials;Nanocrystallisation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 131
Abstract: Silver nanoparticles were synthesized in an impinging jet reactor using silver nitrate as a precursor, trisodium citrate as a stabilizer and sodium borohydride as a reducing agent. The effect of mixing time on the nanoparticle morphology was investigated by means of UV-Vis spectroscopy, used as a characterization tool. It was observed that as the mixing time became shorter the nanoparticles retained a similar average diameter but produced more aggregates. The mixing time was characterized using the ‘Villermaux-Dushmann’ reaction system together with the Interaction by Exchange with the Mean mixing model. The mixing time achieved was of the order of a few ms for flowrates in the range 18-28 ml/min. The synthesis of silver nanoparticles was carried out at the same flowrates to link mixing time to silver nanoparticle morphology.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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