Synthesis of Nanostructures

In this module you will learn about different Nanostructures synthesis approaches.


Nanostructures can be fabricated in gas, liquid or solid phases with two main approaches: (i) top-down techniques, and (ii) bottom-up methods. In the former approach, nanostructures are fabricated atom by atom through appropriate chemical precursors. Chemical and physical deposition, sol-gel, hydrothermal and solvothermal techniques are the most conventional methods of this approach. Conversely, in the latter approach, a bulk material is usually fractured and cut into smaller parts, until the size of each part reaches to nanoscale. High-energy ball milling, lithography, and sever plastic deformation abide by this approach. Since the final physicomechanical properties of nanostructures highly depend on the way they are synthesized, the desired properties and targeted applications dictate the appropriate fabrication methods.


Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan

Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications by Guozhong Cao and Ying Wang

Advances in Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Nanostructures: Ceramic Transactions, Volume 238 edited by Kathy Lu, Navin Jose Manjooran, Ri-ichi Murakami and Gary Pickrell

Synthesis and Applications of Inorganic Nanostructures by Huaqiang Cao

Low-Dimensional Solids edited by Duncan W. Bruce, Dermot O'Hare and Richard I. Walton

One-Dimensional Nanostructures edited by Wang Zhiming M

One-Dimensional Nanostructures, Electrospinning Technique and Unique Nanofibers by Li Zhenyu and Wang Ce

Nucleation Theory and Growth of Nanostructures by Dubrovskii, Vladimir G.

Nanostructures - Fabrication and Analysis edited by Nejo and Hitoshi

Hollow Micro-/Nanostructures: Synthesis and Applications by Xiong Wen (David) Lou, Lynden A. Archer and Zichao Yang

Applications of Ultrasound to the Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials by Jin Ho Bang and Kenneth S. Suslick

Synthesis of Polymeric Nanostructures

Nanoparticle Synthesis by Precipitation Methods

Self-Assembled Nanostructures

Flame Synthesis of Functional Nanostructured Materials and Devices