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Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

  1. Marcos Fernández-García1,
  2. José A. Rodriguez2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia377

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Fernández-García, M. and Rodriguez, J. A. 2009. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

  2. 2

    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009


This article covers the fundamental science, synthesis, characterization, physicochemical properties, and applications of oxide nanomaterials. It also explains the fundamental aspects that determine the growth and behavior of these systems, briefly examines synthetic procedures using bottom-up and top-down fabrication technologies, discusses the sophisticated experimental techniques and state-of-the-art theory results used to characterize the physicochemical properties of oxide solids, and describes the current knowledge concerning key oxide materials with important technological applications.


  • oxides;
  • Al2O3, MgO;
  • ZrO2;
  • CeO2, TiO2;
  • ZnO;
  • Fe2O3;
  • SnO;
  • structural and electronic properties;
  • physicochemical properties;
  • nanosize;
  • nanostructure;
  • confinement and quantum-size effects