Coating a stainless steel plate with silver nanoparticles by the sonochemical method

Maria Soloviev, Aharon Gedanken

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Ultrasound irradiation is used for the deposition of silver nanoparticles with an average size of 40nm on the surface of a stainless steel plate. The sonochemical reduction of an AgNO3 solution (water, ethylene glycol and aqueous ammonia) was carried out at 30°C. Irradiation was done with a high intensity ultrasonic horn (Ti horn from Sonics and Materials VCX600, 20kHz, 600W at 70% efficiency) under an argon flow. The influence of the distance of the stainless steel plate from the sonicator tip varied, and a homogeneous coating without agglomeration was achieved at a distance of 1cm. By controlling the reaction conditions and the distance from the tip we could achieve a homogeneous monolayer coating of silver nanoparticles on the stainless steel surface. The silver-deposited stainless steel plates were analysed by UV-visible, XRD, SEM and FIB analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Deposition techniques
  • Focoused ion beam
  • Nanoparticles
  • Stainless steel


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