Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Scaled-up production of plasmonic nanoparticles using microfluidics: from metal precursors to functionalized and sterilized nanoparticles

Author affiliations

Abstract

An exquisite control of synthesis parameters is generally required in nanomaterial synthesis to guarantee consistency in the essential characteristics such as size and shape. On the other hand, reliable scaled-up production of nanomaterials is required in order to achieve the production rates required for emerging nanotechnology applications while delivering a consistent product with the intended characteristics, avoiding the traditional batch-to-batch deviations. The continuous production of nanomaterials is challenging because of the difficulties involved in translating the complexity of nanomaterial synthesis into on-line operations. In this regard, microfluidic platforms stand out over conventional batch reactors due to their superior performance, easy scalability and reliability. Here, a continuous, scaled-up synthesis of high quality plasmonic hollow gold nanoparticles is reported for the first time. Not only was the throughput significantly higher than in a batch reactor, but also the microfluidic system allowed the on-line implementation of two new stages in nanomaterial production: surface functionalization and sterilization.

Graphical abstract: Scaled-up production of plasmonic nanoparticles using microfluidics: from metal precursors to functionalized and sterilized nanoparticles

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 30 Aug 2013, accepted on 27 Sep 2013 and first published on 30 Sep 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50999K
Citation: Lab Chip, 2014,14, 325-332
  •   Request permissions

    Scaled-up production of plasmonic nanoparticles using microfluidics: from metal precursors to functionalized and sterilized nanoparticles

    L. Gomez, V. Sebastian, S. Irusta, A. Ibarra, M. Arruebo and J. Santamaria, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 325
    DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50999K

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements