Structure and Properties of Ag–Polyacrylamide Nanocomposites by Heat Treatment
Polyacrylamide (PAM)/silver (Ag) nanoparticle composites were prepared via heat treatment of a mixture solution of silver nitrate (AgNO3) and PAM. The resultant composites were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). XRD results showed that pure phase Ag was obtained in the prepared nanocomposites. TEM results showed that the Ag particles were in sphere shape with 8-25nm diameter in the as-prepared nanocomposites. DSC results showed that the glass transition temperature of the nanocomposites was enhanced by the incorporation of Ag.
H. Q. Zhang and L. Y. Zhang, "Structure and Properties of Ag–Polyacrylamide Nanocomposites by Heat Treatment", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2373-2376, 2011