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Nanomaterials under high-pressure

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The use of high-pressure for the study and elaboration of homogeneous nanostructures is critically reviewed. Size effects, the interaction between nanostructures and guest species or the interaction of the nanosystem with the pressure transmitting medium are emphasized. Phase diagrams and the possibilities opened by the combination of pressure and temperature for the elaboration of new nanomaterials is underlined through the examination of three different systems: nanocrystals, nano-cage materials which include fullerites and group-14 clathrates, and single wall nanotubes. This tutorial review is addressed to scientist seeking an introduction or a panoramic view of the study of nanomaterials under high-pressure.

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09 Jul 2006
First published
10 Aug 2006

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006,35, 876-889
Article type
Tutorial Review

Nanomaterials under high-pressure

A. San-Miguel, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2006, 35, 876
DOI: 10.1039/B517779K

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