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Gas-phase synthesis of nanoparticles: present status and perspectives

  • Y. Huttel (a1), L. Martínez (a1), A. Mayoral (a2) and I. Fernández (a3)


There is an increasing interest in the generation of well-defined nanoparticles (NPs) not only because of their size-related particular properties, but also because they are promising building blocks for more complex materials in nanotechnology.

Here, we will shortly introduce the gas-phase synthesis technology that has evolved rapidly in the last years and allows the fabrication of complex NPs with controllable and tuneable chemical composition and structure while keeping very good control over the size distribution. We will also address some limitations of the technology (stability over time, production yield, etc.) and discuss possible solutions.


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