X-ray amorphous silver nanoparticles have been prepared by a pulse sonoelectrochemical technique from an aqueous solution of AgBr in the presence of gelatin. The silver nanoparticles were characterized by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and absorption spectroscopy. The formation of the X-ray amorphous silver is discussed.
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S.W.L., W.P.H. and S.G.C. thank the Kort 100 Scholarship Foundation for supporting their postdoctoral fellowships. They are also grateful for the support of the China Scholarship Council. The authors also thank Dr Shifra Hochberg for editorial assistance.