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Title: Nano-layer deposition of metal oxides via a condensed water film

Abstract

Abstract Nanocoatings on solids can be achieved by various processes, including sol-gel and atomic layer deposition. However, challenges remain for achieving uniform nanocoatings on nanoscale substrates at a large scale. Here, we report a versatile and fundamentally different technique, termed condensed layer deposition, for depositing conformal metal oxide nanocoatings on nanoparticles and nanofibers. This approach involves water in liquid hydrocarbons condensing as a nanoscale water film on the substrate surface, enabled by interfacial tension between polar water and nonpolar liquid hydrocarbons. Chemical precursors are then added, which react with the condensed water film to form a metal oxide nanocoating. We demonstrate this for titania, alumina, and niobia on substrates including carbon nanotubes, iron oxide particles and carbon black. Condensed layer deposition can achieve oxide nanocoatings on a variety of substrates with tunable thickness, in one pass, at room temperature.

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OSTI Identifier:
1619740
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Journal Name:
Communications Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Communications Materials Journal Volume: 1 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2662-4443
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Jasim, Ahmed M., He, Xiaoqing, White, Tommi A., and Xing, Yangchuan. Nano-layer deposition of metal oxides via a condensed water film. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-020-0010-9.
Jasim, Ahmed M., He, Xiaoqing, White, Tommi A., & Xing, Yangchuan. Nano-layer deposition of metal oxides via a condensed water film. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-020-0010-9
Jasim, Ahmed M., He, Xiaoqing, White, Tommi A., and Xing, Yangchuan. Mon . "Nano-layer deposition of metal oxides via a condensed water film". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43246-020-0010-9.
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abstractNote = {Abstract Nanocoatings on solids can be achieved by various processes, including sol-gel and atomic layer deposition. However, challenges remain for achieving uniform nanocoatings on nanoscale substrates at a large scale. Here, we report a versatile and fundamentally different technique, termed condensed layer deposition, for depositing conformal metal oxide nanocoatings on nanoparticles and nanofibers. This approach involves water in liquid hydrocarbons condensing as a nanoscale water film on the substrate surface, enabled by interfacial tension between polar water and nonpolar liquid hydrocarbons. Chemical precursors are then added, which react with the condensed water film to form a metal oxide nanocoating. We demonstrate this for titania, alumina, and niobia on substrates including carbon nanotubes, iron oxide particles and carbon black. Condensed layer deposition can achieve oxide nanocoatings on a variety of substrates with tunable thickness, in one pass, at room temperature.},
doi = {10.1038/s43246-020-0010-9},
journal = {Communications Materials},
number = 1,
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place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
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