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.
The following tables list the chemical properties of silver-tin alloy nanoparticles.
||Silver [Kr] 4d10 5s1
Tin [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p2
||Typical Content (%)
Some of the applications of silver-tin alloy nanoparticles are given below:
- In biomedicine
- In low temperature lead-free interconnect technologies
- Agricultural and pharmaceuticals