Mesoporous ordered materials, whose porosity is within the 2–50-nm range, are an ideal host for functional nanoparticles. Mesoporous thin films, in particular, offer a large variety of options for the fabrication of advanced materials and devices based on the host-guest combination of matrix nanoparticles. Nanocomposite mesoporous films embedding metal, oxide, and semiconductor nanoparticles have been prepared using as matrix oxides, mixed oxides, and organic-inorganic hybrids. The organization of the pores is an important peculiar property of mesoporous ordered films and allows producing nanocomposites whose nanoparticles follow a very specific array within the material. The main synthesis methods to obtain mesostructured films containing nanoparticles, together with their applications, are briefly introduced in the present review.

Nanoparticles in mesoporous films, a happy marriage for materials science / Innocenzi, Plinio; Malfatti, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH. - ISSN 1388-0764. - 20:6(2018). [10.1007/s11051-018-4251-1]

Nanoparticles in mesoporous films, a happy marriage for materials science

Innocenzi, Plinio;Malfatti, Luca
2018-01-01

Abstract

Mesoporous ordered materials, whose porosity is within the 2–50-nm range, are an ideal host for functional nanoparticles. Mesoporous thin films, in particular, offer a large variety of options for the fabrication of advanced materials and devices based on the host-guest combination of matrix nanoparticles. Nanocomposite mesoporous films embedding metal, oxide, and semiconductor nanoparticles have been prepared using as matrix oxides, mixed oxides, and organic-inorganic hybrids. The organization of the pores is an important peculiar property of mesoporous ordered films and allows producing nanocomposites whose nanoparticles follow a very specific array within the material. The main synthesis methods to obtain mesostructured films containing nanoparticles, together with their applications, are briefly introduced in the present review.
2018
Nanoparticles in mesoporous films, a happy marriage for materials science / Innocenzi, Plinio; Malfatti, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH. - ISSN 1388-0764. - 20:6(2018). [10.1007/s11051-018-4251-1]
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