Fabrication of Hierarchical Metallic Nanocomposite Core/Metal Shell Nanostructures by Self-Assembly
Direct self-assembly of metals with inorganic nanoparticles into hierarchical nanostructures is highly demanded. Here we developed a simple methodology for direct self-assembly of metals (pure or alloy) and nanoparticles into hierarchicalmetallic nanocomposites core/metal shell nanostructures in immiscible molten salt, driven by the minimization of interfacial energy of the system. The core metals and nanoparticles firstly assemble into metal-nanoparticle nanocomposite microspheres. The formed nanocomposite microspheres could be utilized as new building blocks for a subsequent self-assembly procedure to be coated form a metal shell. This work provide a novel and simple method to fabricate hierarchical nanocomposites core/metal shell nanostructures for numerous applications.
J. Xu et al., "Fabrication of Hierarchical Metallic Nanocomposite Core/Metal Shell Nanostructures by Self-Assembly," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 5479-5483, American Scientific Publishers, Jul 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2015.9830
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Fused salts; Metal nanoparticles; Metals; Microspheres; Nanocomposites; Nanoparticles; Self assembly; Shells (structures); Building blockes; Hierarchical Nanostructures; Inorganic nanoparticle; Metal shell; Metallic nanostructure; Molten salt; Shell nanostructures; SIMPLE method; Nanostructures; Hierarchical metallic nanostructures; Immiscible molten salt; Self-Assembly
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01 Jul 2015