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Functional inorganic nanomaterials
Popa, Adriana Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Samia, Anna Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
- Plasmonic nanomaterials
- Quantum dots
- Magnetic nanoparticles
- Electrocatalytic nanometals
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Over the last few decades, considerable attention has been devoted to the fabrication of inorganic nanomaterials and their application in a wide variety of technologies. As a special class of materials, inorganic nanomaterials consist of particles of metals, metal oxides, or metal chalcogenides (metal sulfides, selenides, or tellurides) with at least one dimension in the 1- to 100-nanometer (10−9 m) range. These nanomaterials are highly interesting because they exhibit properties that bridge the gap between bulk and molecular structures. Unlike their bulk counterparts, nanomaterials exhibit tunable size- and shape-dependent optical, electronic, and magnetic properties. Because of these unique properties, nanomaterials are being explored to address key global challenges in areas such as energy conversion, catalysis, medicine, sensing, and environmental remediation.
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