Authors: Takuya Tsuzuki
Addresses: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University, Geelong Technology Precinct, Geelong, VIC 3217, Australia
Abstract: This review focuses on the current trend in the commercial scale production methods of inorganic nanoparticles. The limiting factors for the scalability of synthesis methods are explained and the relationship between commercial nanoparticle materials and production methods is discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the fact that different synthesis techniques lead to different properties of nanoparticles even when the qualities such as particle size and crystal phase appear quite similar. The production techniques of nanoparticles need to be carefully selected based not only on the scalability and production costs, but also on the properties of nanoparticles required for specific applications.
Keywords: inorganic nanoparticles; applications; synthesis methods; large scale production; commercial production; nanotechnology; particle size; crystal phase.
International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2009 Vol.6 No.5/6, pp.567 - 578
Published online: 13 Apr 2009 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article