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Composite Nanoparticles

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Core/shell nanoparticles; Multifunctional nanocomposite; Quantum dot-quantum well (QDQW nanoparticles)


Composite nanoparticles are defined as the nanomaterials with composite structure which are constituted by two or more components of nanoscale with special physical and chemical properties.

Mutual contact interfaces exist between the respective components. The components with different functionalities have significant and strong mutual coupling effect on a nanometer scale. Thus, the composite nanoparticles are not simply integrating these components’ effects. The composite nanomaterials not only enhance intrinsic performance significantly but also show a variety of novel features and break the limitations of single-component properties. The composite nanoparticles have demonstrated excellent prospects in some important areas, such as development of new functional materials, effective utilization of new energy, wastewater treatment, and biochemical medicine.


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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21036002) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2012CBA01203) on this work.

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Luo, G., Du, L., Wang, Y., Wang, K. (2014). Composite Nanoparticles. In: Li, D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Springer, Boston, MA.

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