Syntheses and Properties of Metal Nanomaterials with Novel Crystal Phases

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Author(s)

  • Hongfei Cheng
  • Nailiang Yang
  • Qipeng Lu
  • Zhicheng Zhang
  • Hua Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1707189
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume30
Issue number26
Online published15 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In recent decades, researchers have devoted tremendous effort into the rational design and controlled synthesis of metal nanomaterials with well-defined size, morphology, composition, and structure, and great achievements have been reached. However, the crystal-phase engineering of metal nanomaterials still remains a big challenge. Recent research has revealed that the crystal phase of metal nanomaterials can significantly alter their properties, arising from the distinct atomic arrangement and modified electronic structure. Until now, it has been relatively uncommon to synthesize metal nanomaterials with novel crystal phases in spite of the fact that these nanostructures would be promising for various applications. Here, the research progress regarding the fine control of noble metal (Au, Ag, Ru, Rh, Pd) and non-noble metal (Fe, Co, Ni) nanomaterials with novel crystal phases is reviewed. First, synthesis strategies and their phase transformations are summarized, while highlighting the peculiar characteristics of each element. The phase-dependent properties are then discussed by providing representative examples. Finally, the challenges and perspectives in this emerging field are proposed.

Research Area(s)

  • crystal-phase engineering, metal nanomaterials, novel phases, phase-dependent properties, synthesis methods

Citation Format(s)

Syntheses and Properties of Metal Nanomaterials with Novel Crystal Phases. / Cheng, Hongfei; Yang, Nailiang; Lu, Qipeng et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 30, No. 26, 1707189, 27.06.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review