Table 1: Synthesis conditions for various shaped silver nanoparticles.

SamplePVP : AgNO3 (mole ratio)ZnCl2 (mole %)Temperature
(oC)
Time
(min)
Mean sizePolyolShape and figure ID (2a–l)

10.5101807548 nmEGNanosphere (c)
21.050180755–30 μm (length) 20–26 nm (diameter)EGNanowire (h)
30.3501807520–50 μm (length) 33–42 nm (diameter)EGNanowire (i)
40.53018090Not determinedDEGNanowire and nanoparticles (g)
51.01501809082–131 nm (thickness)DEGNanoflakes (e)
62.015018090 60–110 nm (thickness)DEGNanosheet (f)
71.0100180180Not determinedGLFluffy nanocake (k)
80.5018012075–81 nmEGQuazi nanosphere (d)
91.0018012041 nmEGMultiply twinned (a and b)
102.0018012078–83 nm (diameter) 354–401 nm (length)EGNanorod (j)
111.0300reflux90110 nmEGAgglomerated
Ag/ZnO nanocomposite (l)