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Topochemical synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials

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Abstract

Over the past several decades, nanomaterials have been extensively studied owing to having a series of unique physical and chemical properties that exceed those of conventional bulk materials. Researchers have developed a lot of strategies for the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials. Among them, topochemical synthesis has attracted increasing attention because it can provide more new nanomaterials by improving and upgrading inexpensive and accessible nanomaterials. In this review, we summarize and analyze many existing topochemical synthesis methods, including selective etching, liquid phase reactions, high-temperature atmosphere reactions, electrochemically assisted methods, etc. The future direction of topochemical synthesis is also proposed.

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Submitted
24 Jun 2020
Accepted
09 Sep 2020
First published
10 Sep 2020

Nanoscale, 2020,12, 21971-21987
Article type
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Topochemical synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials

Q. Zhang, W. Peng, Y. Li, F. Zhang and X. Fan, Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 21971
DOI: 10.1039/D0NR04763E

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