Sonochemical synthesis of highly fluorescent Ag nanoclusters

Hangxun Xu, Kenneth S. Suslick

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Highly fluorescent, stable, water-soluble Ag nanoclusters have been successfully prepared via a convenient sonochemical approach using a simple polyelectrolyte, polymethylacrylic acid (PMAA), as a capping agent. The optical and fluorescence properties of the Ag nanoclusters can be easily controlled by varying the synthetic conditions, such as sonication time, stoichiometry of the carboxylate groups to Ag+, and polymer molecular weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3209-3214
Number of pages6
JournalACS Nano
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 22 2010


  • Fluorescence
  • Nanoclusters
  • Silver
  • Sonochemistry
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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