Synthetic Techniques and Applications of Activated Nanostructurized Metals: Highlights up to 2008

Author(s): Oxana V. Kharissova, Boris I. Kharisov.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2008


Main methods for current production of metallic nanoparticles in different forms are reviewed. Metal nanoparticles are generally synthesized in form of nanopowders, nanowires, nanoclusters, nanorods, nanobelts, and nanofilms. Bi- and trimetallic clusters and alloys are also of an interest. Examined techniques for obtaining metal nanoparticles include chemical vapor and electrochemical deposition, use of γ-, X-ray, laser and UV-irradiation, ultrasonic and microwave treatment, electron- and ion-beams, arc discharge, decomposition and reduction of metal salts and complexes, and biosynthesis. A special attention is paid to Rieke and supported metals.

Keywords: Rieke metals, supported metals, metal nanoparticle, metal nanopowder, metal nanowire, “soluble” metal, nanoalloy, nanofilm

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2008
Page: [103 - 119]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/187221008784534505
Price: $58

Article Metrics

PDF: 4