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Microemulsion-based synthesis of nanocrystalline materials

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Microemulsion-based synthesis is found to be a versatile route to synthesize a variety of nanomaterials. The manipulation of various components involved in the formation of a microemulsion enables one to synthesize nanomaterials with varied size and shape. In this tutorial review several aspects of microemulsion based synthesis of nanocrystalline materials have been discussed which would be of interest to a cross-section of researchers working on colloids, physical chemistry, nanoscience and materials chemistry. The review focuses on the recent developments in the above area with current understanding on the various factors that control the structure and dynamics of microemulsions which can be effectively used to manipulate the size and shape of nanocrystalline materials.

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The article was received on 23 Feb 2009 and first published on 22 Sep 2009

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B814613F
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 474-485
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    Microemulsion-based synthesis of nanocrystalline materials

    A. K. Ganguli, A. Ganguly and S. Vaidya, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 474
    DOI: 10.1039/B814613F

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