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Self-templated synthesis of hollow nanostructures

Zhang, Qiao and Wang, Wenshou and Goebl, James and Yin, Yadong (2009) Self-templated synthesis of hollow nanostructures. Nano Today, 4 (6). 494 - 507.

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In this article we review the current research activities on the fabrication of inorganic hollow nanostructures by using self-templating methods. We start with a brief introduction to the traditional template-based methods, including those using hard and soft templates. The concepts and applications of four types of newly developed self-templating approaches are then discussed in detail, including those involving the “surface-protected etching” strategy, Ostwald ripening, the Kirkendall effect, and the galvanic replacement. We finally conclude with a summary and our personal perspectives on the directions in which future work on this field might be focused.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanostructures; Hollow; Self-templating; Surface-protected etching; Ostwald ripening; Kirkendall effect; Galvanic replacement
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8521
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:44
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:44

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