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Sonochemical formation of metal sponges

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A novel sonochemical method for formation of mesoporous metal sponges is developed. Systematic investigation of ultrasound effects on various types of metal particles reveals the cavitation-induced oxidation of metal surface and etching of metal matrix as main factors in the ultrasound-driven metal modification. Beyond the specific examples, the findings provide guidelines for expansion of the concept towards a broad variety of metal systems and allow development of the sonochemical approaches to manipulation of the metal surface and inner structure.

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30 Aug 2010
25 Oct 2010
First published
02 Dec 2010

Nanoscale, 2011,3, 985-993
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Sonochemical formation of metal sponges

E. V. Skorb, D. Fix, D. G. Shchukin, H. Möhwald, D. V. Sviridov, R. Mousa, N. Wanderka, J. Schäferhans, N. Pazos-Pérez, A. Fery and D. V. Andreeva, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 985
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00635A

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