Applications of colloidal inorganic nanoparticles: From medicine to energy

Samuel E. Lohse, Catherine J. Murphy

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Abstract

The synthesis of well-defined inorganic nanoparticles in colloidal solution, which evolved gradually from the 1950s onward, has now reached the point where applications in both the research world and the wider world can be realized. This Perspective explores some of the successes and still-remaining challenges in nanoparticle synthesis and ligand analysis, highlights selected work in the areas of biomedicine and energy conversion that are enabled by colloidal nanomaterials, and discusses technical barriers that need to be overcome by chemists and other scientists in order for nanotechnology to achieve its promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15607-15620
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number38
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2012

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Applications of colloidal inorganic nanoparticles : From medicine to energy. / Lohse, Samuel E.; Murphy, Catherine J.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 134, No. 38, 26.09.2012, p. 15607-15620.

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