Fabrication of Metal Nanostructures in Mesoporous Silicas

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Mesoporous silicas were used as hosts for fabrication of nanostructured metals. Due to the confinement effect, densely packed metal nanowire bundles and nano-networks or highly dispersed metal nanoparticles were prepared inside the channels of mesoporous silicas by metal incorporation/reduction processes. The structure of nanostructured metals was analyzed by TEM and PXRD, and the composition was investigated by ICP-AES, EDX and EELS.

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Chao, K.J., Yang, C.M. Fabrication of Metal Nanostructures in Mesoporous Silicas. MRS Online Proceedings Library 703, 1327 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-703-V13.27

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