Synthesis of indium nanoparticles at ambient temperature; simultaneous phase transfer and ripening

Show simple item record Aghazadeh Meshgi, M. Kriechbaum, M. Biswas, Subhajit Holmes, Justin D. Marschner, Christoph 2016-12-16T12:44:49Z 2016-12-16T12:44:49Z 2016-12-05
dc.identifier.citation Aghazadeh Meshgi, M., Kriechbaum, M., Biswas, S., Holmes, J. D. and Marschner, C. (2016) 'Synthesis of indium nanoparticles at ambient temperature; simultaneous phase transfer and ripening', Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18(12), 363 (10 pp). doi: 10.1007/s11051-016-3683-8 en
dc.identifier.volume 18 en
dc.identifier.startpage 363-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 363-10 en
dc.identifier.issn 1388-0764
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11051-016-3683-8
dc.description.abstract The synthesis of size-monodispersed indium nanoparticles via an innovative simultaneous phase transfer and ripening method is reported. The formation of nanoparticles occurs in a one-step process instead of well-known two-step phase transfer approaches. The synthesis involves the reduction of InCl3 with LiBH4 at ambient temperature and although the reduction occurs at room temperature, fine indium nanoparticles, with a mean diameter of 6.4 ± 0.4 nm, were obtained directly in non-polar n-dodecane. The direct synthesis of indium nanoparticles in n-dodecane facilitates their fast formation and enhances their size-monodispersity. In addition, the nanoparticles were highly stable for more than 2 months. The nanoparticles were characterised by dynamic light scattering (DLS), small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy to determine their morphology, structure and phase purity. en
dc.description.sponsorship Austrian Science Fund, FWF (Open access funding); Austrian Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF projects P-22678 and P-26417); Science Foundation Ireland (SFI Grant: 14/IA/2513) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. en
dc.subject Indium en
dc.subject Nanoparticle en
dc.subject Monodisperse en
dc.subject Colloidal solution en
dc.subject Reduction synthesis en
dc.subject SAXS en
dc.title Synthesis of indium nanoparticles at ambient temperature; simultaneous phase transfer and ripening en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Justin D. Holmes, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung en
dc.contributor.funder Austrian Science Fund en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Nanoparticle Research en
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