Title

Fabrication of Hierarchical Metallic Nanocomposite Core/Metal Shell Nanostructures by Self-Assembly

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1533-4880; 1533-4899

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 American Scientific Publishers, All rights reserved.

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