Diamond Nanoparticles: Jewels for Chemistry and Physics


  • Anke Krueger

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    1. Otto-Diels-Institut für Organische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 3–4, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
    • Otto-Diels-Institut für Organische Chemie Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Otto-Hahn-Platz 3–4, 24098 Kiel (Germany).
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  • A.K. is grateful to the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for a Liebig Habilitation Fellowship. We are indebted to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the European Commission (contracts Nano4Drugs and EQUIND) for the financial support of our research.


Nanodiamond materials have become broadly available. Their synthesis is usually carried out by explosion or shock wave methods. They exhibit a unique surface structure and can be functionalized in various ways. This opens a broad range of applications in composites, biological systems, electronics, and surface technology.