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Silver Micro-Nanoparticles - Properties, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Samir Kumar

Kyoto University

Dr. Kumar received his Ph.D. in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and is currently with Kyoto University since Feb 2018 working on the development of a gel baser SERS biosensor and study of nanocavity sensor among other activities.


Prabhat Kumar

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Dr. Kumar received his Ph.D. focused on nanotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and is an experienced senior researcher presently working in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of Thin Films of SiO2 and SiNx.

Chandra Shakher Pathak

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Dr. Pathak currently works at the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center, in the Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, with his research interests focused around Nanomaterials, Perovskite Solar Cells, Organic Photovoltaics, Graphene, and KPFM.


Properties Synthesis Characterization Applications X-ray diffraction Spectroscopy Electron Microscopy Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Biosensing Surface-enhanced spectroscopy Optoelectronics Catalysis

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Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have become one of the widely researched nanostructures in recent years because of their unique optical, physical, and chemical properties. The properties of AgNPs can be modified to produce nanoparticles with interesting and unique properties, such as optical and catalytic, due to their different structure, shape, and size. Materials based on AgNPs have interesting, challenging, and promising features suitable for various applications in the fields of biosensing, diagnostics, imaging, catalysis, and drug delivery. In particular, the size-dependent unique plasmonic properties make the AgNPs ideal for biomedical and diagnostic applications.

The aim of this book is to provide a range of contributions describing in detail the different methodologies for the production/synthesis of AgNPs of various shapes and sizes. The book will also provide an in-depth understanding of the new methods for characterizing, modifying AgNP's properties, and their applications in various fields. The book will be useful to a wide range of readers, including scientists, engineers, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and scientific professionals working in specialized fields such as medicine, nanotechnology, spectroscopy, analytical chemistry diagnostics, and plasmonics.

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Samir Kumar

Kyoto University

Dr. Samir Kumar an experimental physicist with expertise in the development and study of sculptured thin films and interfaces. He has extensive research experience in the development of novel nanostructures for plasmonics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, photocatalysis, water repellent surfaces, and bio/chemical sensing. Currently, Dr. Kumar's research interests are focused on the development and study of plasmonic nanostructures produced by the GLAD technique for surface-enhanced spectroscopy, as well as surface plasmon resonance for the detection and identification of trace chemicals and biomolecules (e.g. DNA, viruses, antibodies, bacteria) for analytical and medical applications. A binding theme of his research has been the integration of multiple functionalities in a scalable and straightforward manner in a simple design strategy. Examples include using mechanical buckling for enhancing the detection sensitivity, combining hydrophobicity with enhanced fluorescence, merging the recycling capability of a substrate with enhanced photocatalytic activity, increasing the robustness by embedding nanostructures into a polymer, and coupling plasmonic nanoslit and bio-sensing.

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