Synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles by laser pyrolysis: From research to applications

Rosaria D'Amato, Mauro Falconieri, Serena Gagliardi, Ernest Popovici, Emanuele Serra, Gaetano Terranova, Elisabetta Borsella

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Nanoparticles are the building blocks of many approaches for realizing nanostructured materials and devices. The technique of CO2laser pyrolysis of gas- or vapour-phase precursors for the synthesis of nanoparticles has proven to be a very flexible and versatile technique which permits to cope with several challenges in different sectors of nanotechnology. Different kinds of pyrolytic nanopowders with average size in the range 5-60 nm and a narrow size distribution, have been produced and tested for the fabrication of structural materials and/or for functional applications in various fields. Here we report new results on the synthesis of SiC, TiO2and SiO2nanoparticles for energetic applications and cultural heritage preservation. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461 - 469
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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