Nanostructures with animal-like shapes

Boris I. Kharisov, Oxana V. Kharissova, Miguel Jose-Yacaman

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Rare nanostructures having shapes of animals are discussed in detail. Nanoforms, such as nanolarvae, nanoworms, nanosquamae, and nanourchins, of mainly inorganic compounds are examined. These nanostructures possess numerous useful properties (such as magnetic, semiconducting, and field-emitting properties) and applications, including mainly catalytic processes (in particular, for photodegradation of organic compounds); creation of nano/biomaterials and solar cells; and treatment of tumors, among other uses. A nonformal classification for nanostructures based on rare nanostructures is offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8289-8309
Number of pages21
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 15 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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