Nanoscience for the Conservation of Works of Art
CHAPTER 12: Inorganic Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Properties
Published:24 May 2013
Special Collection: 2013 ebook collection , 2011-2015 materials and nanoscience subject collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
This chapter describes the properties of inorganic nanomaterials and the most common methods used to prepare them. The peculiar characteristics of materials when their dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale are briefly introduced. Top-down and bottom-up preparation methods are critically reviewed, with a special focus on those strategies that are most frequently used in the preparation of nanostructures for the conservation of cultural heritage.