One of the major achievements of nanotachnology is the controlled synthesis of various nanostructures – nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanofilaments. These structures have new functionalities, either by themselves or by their incorporation in composites. Our team has elaborated an expertise in the synthesis of a multitude of nanostructures, working on their physical characterization and on their application in devices.
Since the appearence of the nanofilaments ressembles asbestos, there is a vivid interest in learning the health hazards related to their manipulation. We address these issues in collaboration with biologist/biochemist experts.
1. Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes
2. Synthesis of Inorganic Nanostructures
|The main emphasis is on the synthesis of nanowires which have a high potential for applications. In the first place are TiO2, in doped anf pristine forms, ZnO and KNbO3. For the latter one we managed to grow a carpet of oriented nanowires.|