Rational design and fabrication of core–shell nanoparticles through a one-step/pot strategy
Core–shell nanoparticles (NPs) have emerged as a type of important nanomaterial for various applications. The challenge in the preparation of core–shell NPs is to find a simple, cost-effective and less time-consuming strategy with minimum environmental impact. The consolidation of multiple preparation steps into one step represents a new green synthesis pathway in chemistry and materials science. In this review, we provide an overview of the recent developments in the fabrication of core–shell NPs through one-step/pot methodologies. A variety of one-step/pot preparation methods are presented, discussed and compared, followed by the summary and outlook of this emerging area.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2016: Novel design strategies for new functional materials