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Preparation and formation mechanisms of uniform metallic particles in homogeneous solutions

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As a result of its versatility and simplicity, the chemical precipitation technique remains one of the most widely used methods for the preparation of finely dispersed matter with well-controlled properties. This review deals with the synthesis of highly uniform metallic particles of simple and complex natures by precipitation in homogeneous solutions. The mechanisms of the formation of such particles and the ability to tailor their size, size distribution, morphology, internal composition, and surface properties to the requirements of specific applications are discussed.

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Submitted
11 Sep 2003
Accepted
05 Nov 2003
First published
12 Jan 2004

J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 451-458
Article type
Feature Article

Preparation and formation mechanisms of uniform metallic particles in homogeneous solutions

D. V. Goia, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 451
DOI: 10.1039/B311076A

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