Silver nanoparticles are mostly used for their biological properties, but some applications make use of their electrical or optical properties as well.
The antimicrobial effect of silver nanoparticles makes them interesting for biological and medical applications: the high chemical reactivity of silver ions allows the silver surface to enter strong bonds with groups containing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, or oxygen, which then prevents the spreading of bacteria or fungi. A more extensive introduction to silver nanoparticles is given in a blog article on nano-silver.
Silver nanoparticle dispersions by Particular can easily be purchased world-wide through STREM Chemicals.
Contrary to any other silver nanoparticles on the market, our nanoparticles are not synthesized chemically, but actually made from real, pure silver by physical laser ablation. Therefore, they do not contain any chemical impurities. Our silver nanoparticles are available in water and numerous organic solvents, which, together with their purity, provides advantages for new developments in all application areas for silver nanoparticles.