Sonochemical Preparation of Monometallic, Bimetallic and Metal-Loaded Semiconductor Nanoparticles

Chapter

Abstract

A convenient method to synthesize metal nanoparticles with unique properties is highly desirable for many applications. The sonochemical reduction of metal ions has been found to be useful for synthesizing nanoparticles of desired size range. In addition, bimetallic alloys or particles with core-shell morphology can also be synthesized depending upon the experimental conditions used during the sonochemical preparation process. The photocatalytic efficiency of semiconductor particles can be improved by simultaneous reduction and loading of metal nanoparticles on the surface of semiconductor particles. The current review focuses on the recent developments in the sonochemical synthesis of monometallic and bimetallic metal nanoparticles and metal-loaded semiconductor nanoparticles.

Keywords

Silver Nanoparticles Gold Nanoparticles Bimetallic Nanoparticles Acoustic Cavitation Bimetallic Particle 
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Acknowledgment

The research described herein was supported by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Australia and Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.

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  1. 1.School of ChemistryUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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