Investigation of Inorganic Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structures and Properties
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Physical properties in nanoscale systems can differ from the respective bulk phase and even lead to novel properties. Therefore, recent efforts have mainly focused on the synthesis of very small/thin structures. Lately, materials with 2-dimensional layer structures beyond graphene have moved into the focus of research. Often, top–down approaches are applied for downscaling the particle dimensions. Commonly used in 2D materials, exfoliation processes break weak structural interactions, thus leading to particles and thin sheets, even down to monolayer dimensions.
Novel synthesis concepts shall address bottom–up approaches in order to precipitate pure nanocrystallites and to avoid defects occurring from mechanical stress during delamination. Completion of these concepts by rational synthesis planning additionally gives more knowledge and efficiency in materials synthesis. Further characterization methods are convenient for proof of chemical composition, crystallinity and structure, morphology, as well as physical properties on nanoscale dimension.
Prof. Dr. Peer Schmidt
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- Metal halide
- Metal chalcogenide
- Metal oxide
- 2D material
- Honeycomb layer
- Element allotropes
- Bottom up
- Crystal growth
- Low temperature materials synthesis
- Rational synthesis planning
- Structure–properties relationship