Silver Tin Alloy (AgSn) Nanoparticles – Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal properties


Nanoparticle research has provided numerous innovative and unexpected solutions in the field of ceramics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and optics. This article will look into the properties and applications of silver-tin alloy nanoparticles.

Silver-tin alloy (AgSn) nanoparticles are commonly available in dispersed, coated, transparent and ultra high purity forms. Silver belongs to Block D, Period 5 while tin belongs to Block P, Period 5 of the periodic table. An important point to be noted about their storage is that they must be kept away from moisture, heat and stress.

Chemical Properties

The following tables list the chemical properties of silver-tin alloy nanoparticles.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Ag0.035Sn0.965 (typical)
Group Silver 11
Tin 14
Electronic configuration Silver [Kr] 4d10 5s1
Tin [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p2
Chemical Composition
Element Typical Content (%)
Silver 3.5%
Tin 96.5%


Some of the applications of silver-tin alloy nanoparticles are given below:

  • In biomedicine
  • In low temperature lead-free interconnect technologies
  • Agricultural and pharmaceuticals

Source: AZoNano

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