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Nanoscale. 2011 Mar;3(3):985-93. doi: 10.1039/c0nr00635a. Epub 2010 Dec 2.

Sonochemical formation of metal sponges.

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  • 1Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Wissenschaftspark Golm, Am Mühlenberg 1, Golm, 14476, Germany. skorb@mpikg.mpg.de


A novel sonochemical method for formation of mesoporous metal sponges is developed. Systematic investigation of ultrasound effects on various types of metal particles reveals the cavitation-induced oxidation of metal surface and etching of metal matrix as main factors in the ultrasound-driven metal modification. Beyond the specific examples, the findings provide guidelines for expansion of the concept towards a broad variety of metal systems and allow development of the sonochemical approaches to manipulation of the metal surface and inner structure.

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