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A room temperature, templated synthesis of lanthanide trifluoride nanoparticles and their unusual self-assembly

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Abstract

A new methodology has been developed for synthesizing lanthanide trifluoride (LnF3) nanoparticles using a simple diffusion technique. The approach uses a lanthanide based hydrogel matrix to control the kinetics of the reaction, which also acts as a stabilizing platform, thus enabling the room temperature, in situ synthesis of finely sized (3–5 nm), monodisperse nanoparticles that were found to form in an ordered pattern on the gel fibers.

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2013, accepted on 11 Dec 2013 and first published on 13 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31867B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 1597-1600
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    A room temperature, templated synthesis of lanthanide trifluoride nanoparticles and their unusual self-assembly

    S. Bhowmik, T. Gorai and U. Maitra, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1597
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31867B

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