Authors: S. Iyer, C.L. Raston and M. Saunders
Affilation: The University of Western Australia, Australia
Pages: 415 - 417
Keywords: Silver nano-particles, Process Intensification, Continous flow technology, Spinning Disc Processor
Spinning disc processing (SDP) is an instantaneously scalable, continuous flow and high throughput flash nano-fabrication technology which embraces green chemistry metrics. It has been used to prepare silver nano-particles with remarkable control in size (5 – 200 nm), shape (spheroidal, acicular or agglomerate rosettes), surface characteristics, and phase (cubic versus hexagonal), along with imparting defects for particles > 10 nm diameters. The control is associated with changing the nature of the stabilising surfactant (respectively starch, polyethylene glycol and poly(4-vinylpyridine)), the concentration of the reactants, and flow rates.