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Fungus-Based Synthesis of Chemically Difficult-To-Synthesize Multifunctional Nanoparticles of CuAlO2


  • S. Ogale would like to thank the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India for the award of a Ramanujan Fellowship and BRNS (DAE, GOI) for a research grant. A. Ahmad and S. Ogale acknowledge the DST for setting up a unit on Nanoscience and Technology (DST-UNANST) at NCL, Pune. Thanks are also due to V. N. Bhoraskar and S. D. Dhole (Pune University) for help with RF measurements, Mr. K. R. Patil for XPS data, Arti Harle for TEM data, and Mr. Sarthak Sawarkar for help with German translation of reference 24. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Fungal nanosynthesis of ternary CuAlO2phase is achieved at 50 °C. This phase is chemically difficult to synthesize at low temperatures because of the incompatible oxidation chemistry of Cu and Al. The synthesized protein-capped water-dispersible nanoparticles show blue luminescence and radio-frequency absorption (see figure).

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