Studies on Properties of Ag\Al2O3 Nanocomposite Synthesized by Solution Combustion Technique Under Novel Condition

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Physics, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran.

2 Department of Chemistry, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran.

10.7508/jns.2012.02.005

Abstract

Ag\Al2O3 nanocomposite were synthesized by solution combustion Technique using ammonium carbonate as a new fuel under simultaneous combustion of alumina and silver particles condition. Samples prepared with different amount of silver, were characterized by XRD, BET, SEM and optical Absorption measurements. XRD analysis was used to determine the change in phase and size of the synthesized nanoparticle with adding silver. BET analysis showed that added silver reduced specific surface but which is still suitable for catalytic application. BJH analysis showed that pores in Ag/Al2O3 nano composite are mesoporous and in Al2O3 nano particles is microporous. TEM and SEM showed that silver was distributed completely homogenously in pores of Alumina, and didn’t change in surface of Alumina. Optical transmission showed the different existence of different Ag species.

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