SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOWIRES VIA POLYMER TEMPLATING IN SOLUTION PHASE

Over the last year of this project we have sought to optimize the production of silver nanowires using a polymer templating effect in poly ethylene glycol solution. We have been able to simply the procedure to involve mixing of appropriate chemicals and refluxing then for ~30 minutes followed by preparing a sample for analysis using electron microscopy. All components are in place for the lab. The setup needs to be moved and a manual prepared. Below, in figure 5, is an electron scanning microscopy picture of the synthesized wires prepared by this procedure.