Preparation of nanoparticles: The microemulsion nanoreactor approach

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The availability of nanosize colloidal particles (1-100nm) with tailored properties is critical to the development of high performance materials in many areas of modern technology. A promising approach to the synthesis of such materials is to constrain the reactor size to match the required nanodimensionality. Microemubions, compartmentalized fluids characterized by surfactant-stabilized nanosize domains of the type water-in-oil (w/o), oil-in-water (o/w), or bicontinuous, represent convenient vehicles for exploring the nanoreactor concept. In this presentation, metal oxides (including silica) are used as model materials to examine the effects of microemulsion properties and synthesis protocols on particle evolution and characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFunctional Fillers and Nanoscale Minerals: New Markets/New Horizons
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 SME Annual Conference - S. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2006Mar 29 2006


Other2006 SME Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityS. Louis, MO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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