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Green chemistry and nanofabrication in a levitated Leidenfrost drop

Abdelaziz, R.; Disci-Zayed, D.; Hedayati, M. K.; Pöhls, J. H.; Zillohu, A. U.; Erkartal, B.; Chakravadhanula, V. S. K.; Duppel, V.; Kienle, L.; Elbahri, M.


Green nanotechnology focuses on the development of new and sustainable methods of creating nanoparticles, their localized assembly and integration into useful systems and devices in a cost-effective, simple and eco-friendly manner. Here we present our experimental findings on the use of the Leidenfrost drop as an overheated and charged green chemical reactor. Employing a droplet of aqueous solution on hot substrates, this method is capable of fabricating nanoparticles, creating nanoscale coatings on complex objects and designing porous metal in suspension and foam form, all in a levitated Leidenfrost drop. As examples of the potential applications of the Leidenfrost drop, fabrication of nanoporous black gold as a plasmonic wideband superabsorber, and synthesis of superhydrophilic and thermal resistive metal–polymer hybrid foams are demonstrated. We believe that the presented nanofabrication method may be a promising strategy towards the sustainable production of functional nanomaterials.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/110093583
Veröffentlicht am 28.02.2018
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3400
Zitationen: 84
Web of Science
Zitationen: 88
Zitationen: 101
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2041-1723
KITopen-ID: 110093583
HGF-Programm 43.16.02 (POF II, LK 02) KNMF laboratory for microscopy a.spect.
Erschienen in Nature Communications
Verlag Nature Research
Band 4
Seiten Art. Nr.: 2400
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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