Book Chapter

Sonochemical Preparation of Monometallic, Bimetallic and Metal-Loaded Semiconductor Nanoparticles

Sambandam Anandan, Muthupandian Ashokkumar

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL SONOCHEMISTRY INVOLVING INORGANIC SYSTEMS | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2011

Abstract

A convenient method to synthesize metal nanoparticles with unique properties is highly desirable for many applications. The sonochemical reduction of metal ions has been found to be useful for synthesizing nanoparticles of desired size range. In addition, bimetallic alloys or particles with core-shell morphology can also be synthesized depending upon the experimental conditions used during the sonochemical preparation process. The photocatalytic efficiency of semiconductor particles can be improved by simultaneous reduction and loading of metal nanoparticles on the surface of semiconductor particles. The current review focuses on the recent developments in the sonochemical synthesis of monom..

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