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Issue 11, 2011
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Multifunctional composite core–shell nanoparticles

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In this review paper, the state-of-the-art knowledge of the core–shell multifunctional nanoparticles (MNPs), especially with unique physiochemical properties, is presented. The synthesis methods were summarized from the aspects of both the advantages and the demerits. The core includes the inexpensive and easily oxidized metals and the noble shells include the relatively noble metals, carbon, silica, other oxides, and polymers. The properties including magnetic, optical, anti-corrosion and the surface chemistry of the NPs are thoroughly reviewed. The current status of the applications is reviewed with the detailed examples including the catalysis, giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing, electromagnetic interface shielding or microwave absorption, biomedical drug delivery, and the environmental remediation.

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The article was received on 02 Aug 2011, accepted on 04 Sep 2011 and first published on 07 Oct 2011

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11000D
Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4474-4502

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    Multifunctional composite core–shell nanoparticles

    S. Wei, Q. Wang, J. Zhu, L. Sun, H. Lin and Z. Guo, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4474
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR11000D

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