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Metal nanofoams via a facile microwave-assisted solvothermal process

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A novel, facile, non-hazardous, low temperature/pressure microwave solvothermal method of producing pure copper, silver, and nickel metal nanofoams is presented. The nanofoams have been produced using inexpensive metal acetates and polyglycol solvent. The nanofoam formation proceeds in two steps within a single-pot synthesis: formation of metal nanoparticles, followed by the sintering of nanoparticles into nanofoams. The nanofoams have many potential uses in clean energy applications, particularly lithium-ion batteries.

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The article was received on 19 Oct 2016, accepted on 14 Dec 2016 and first published on 15 Dec 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08322F
Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 865-868

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    Metal nanofoams via a facile microwave-assisted solvothermal process

    K. J. Kreder and A. Manthiram, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 865
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08322F

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