Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Helping you understand, create, and characterize nanomaterials

Magnetic and Metallic Nanoparticle Synthesis

Emphasizing the preparation of size-controlled magnetic and metal nanocrystals with narrow size distributions

Working closely with physicists and theorists who inform our synthetic work, we exploit or develop new methods that afford control over particle size-dispersity, crystallinity, stability, and magnetic properties, e.g., plasmonic, catalytic, and low-melting compositions as growth fluxes for nanowire growth. Pursue nanocrystal chemical-precursor development and ligand/surfactant development when necessary.

We strive to understand and optimize the effects of particle size, shape, internal heterostructuring, and surface structure/functionalization on nanocrystal properties.

Capabilities include:

Contact: Dale Huber

Research Highlight:
Non-Volatile Iron Carbonyls as Versatile Precursors for the Synthesis of Iron-Containing Nanoparticles
Watt, J.; Bleier, G. C.; Austin, M. J.; Ivanov, S. A.; Huber, D. L. Nanoscale 2017, 9 (20), 6632–

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