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Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, 3 p.m. NSERL 3.204








“Non-Aqueous Sol-Gel Routes to Metal Oxide Nanostructures”
Nicola Pinna, University of Aveiro

Nonaqueous sol-gel routes are elegant approaches for the synthesis of nanomaterials. Indeed, high quality pure inorganic nanocrystals, ordered hybrid organic-inorganic materials or thin films by atomic layer deposition (ALD) can be obtained. After introducing and discussing nonaqueous sol-gel routes to inorganic nanocrystals and ordered hybrid organic-inorganic materials synthesized in surfactant-free system, we will concentrate on the deposition of thin films by ALD. The similarities and differences of the chemical processes taking place in solution and in ALD will be discussed.