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Surface diffusion driven nanoshell formation by controlled sintering of mesoporous nanoparticle aggregates

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Abstract

We report a general method for the synthesis of hollow structures of a variety of functional inorganics by partial sintering of mesoporous nanocrystal aggregates. The formation of a thin shell initiates the transport of mass from the interior leading to growth of the shell. The principles are general and the hollow structures thus produced are attractive for many applications including catalysis, drug delivery and biosensing.

Graphical abstract: Surface diffusion driven nanoshell formation by controlled sintering of mesoporous nanoparticle aggregates

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2010, accepted on 23 Apr 2010 and first published on 02 Jun 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00228C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 1423-1425

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    Surface diffusion driven nanoshell formation by controlled sintering of mesoporous nanoparticle aggregates

    E. A. Anumol, B. Viswanath, P. G. Ganesan, Y. Shi, G. Ramanath and N. Ravishankar, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1423
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00228C

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