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Glow discharge plasma electrolysis for nanoparticles synthesis

  • T. Abdul Kareem
  • A. Anu Kaliani


There are many methods available to synthesize nanomaterials and the glow discharge plasma electrolysis is a novel and a green method in this category. It is seen that most of the papers are published after 2005 and the interest in it is growing due to its applicability in the industry for preparing nanomaterials at large scale. But, only few results are available yet and most of them are on metal nanoparticle preparation, so that more studies are needed to understand the nature of growth of the nanoparticles under glow discharge in liquid and its applicability in preparing semi-conductor nanomaterials. Many have tried many methods to prepare nanoparticles by the glow discharge and a review like this is the need of the time to understand its present status that helps to modify the present situation to a better one. This review classifies all the available methods of nanomaterials synthesis in liquid by glow discharge in to three and it is discussed in detail.


Nanomaterials synthesis Glow discharge plasma electrolysis 



The author is highly indebted to Dr. Asar Ahmad, IIT, Kanpur for his timely help in collecting the literatures for this review.


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  1. 1.PG & Research Department of PhysicsKongunadu Arts and Science College, GN Mills POCoimbatoreIndia

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