Nanostructured Materials Synthesis Using Ultrasound

  title={Nanostructured Materials Synthesis Using Ultrasound},
  author={Jordan J. Hinman and Kenneth S. Suslick},
  journal={Topics in Current Chemistry},
Recent applications of ultrasound to the production of nanostructured materials are reviewed. Sonochemistry permits the production of novel materials or provides a route to known materials without the need for high bulk temperatures, pressures, or long reaction times. Both chemical and physical phenomena associated with high-intensity ultrasound are responsible for the production or modification of nanomaterials. Most notable are the consequences of acoustic cavitation: the formation, growth… 

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  • S. Skrabalak
  • Materials Science, Chemistry
    Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP
  • 2009
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