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Title: Low temperature synthesis of nanographite and nanoquartz using surfactant phases
Author: Buckley, Philip Daniel
ISNI:       0000 0005 0286 5216
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2021
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Over the years, the synthesis of nanocrystals and the subsequent applications have been of great interest. Their large surface area enable nanocrystals to exhibit increased bioactivity, improved material properties and greater catalytic abilities. Often the syntheses of these particles need harsh reaction conditions such as high temperatures and pressures combined with the need for harmful solvents and chemicals. This thesis challenges these traditional methods by exploring novel low temperature/ambient condition routes to both an organic and inorganic system of nanocrystallisation, namely graphite and quartz. This demonstrates the capability of eliciting thermodynamic control over both organic and inorganic crystallisation for the first time.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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