Necklace-Like Nanostructures: From Fabrication, Properties to Applications

Lei Zhang, Gill M. Biesold, Chunyan Zhao, Hui Xu, Zhiqun Lin

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The shape-controlled synthesis of nanocrystals remains a hot research topic in nanotechnology. Particularly, the fabrication of 1D structures such as wires, rods, belts, and tubes has been an interesting and important subject within nanoscience in the last few decades. 1D necklace-like micro/nanostructures are a sophisticated geometry that has attracted increasing attention due to their anisotropic and periodic structure, intrinsic high surface area, abundant transport channels, exposure of each component to the surface, and multiscale roughness of the surface. These characteristics enable their unique electrical, optical, and catalytic properties. This review provides a comprehensive summary of the advanced research progress on the fabrication strategies, novel properties, and various applications of necklace-like structures. It begins with the main fabrication methods of necklace-like structures and subsequently details a variety of their properties and applications. It concludes with the authors’ perspectives on future research and development of the necklace-like structures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2200776
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number40
StatePublished - 6 Oct 2022

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  • chemical synthesis
  • electrospinning
  • necklace-like structure
  • self-assembly
  • template assisted


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