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High-Surface-Area Silica Nanospheres (KCC-1) with a Fibrous Morphology

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  • Dr. Vivek Polshettiwar,

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    1. KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
    • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • Dr. Dongkyu Cha,

    1. Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Xixiang Zhang,

    1. Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jean Marie Basset

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    1. KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
    • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (KSA)
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  • We are grateful to the KAUST nano-core laboratory group for their help in analysis of the silica spheres. We also thank Dr. V. Unkefer and Dr. T. McElwee for internal reviewing of the manuscript. Thanks are also due to Dr. J. Thivolle and Dr. L. Veyre of CPE, Lyon (France) for their help in mechanical stability study and surface area measurement, respectively. V.P. also thanks Dr. R. S. Varma for valuable comments on this work and Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for support during his stay at the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Cincinnati.

Abstract

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Luftiger Look: Neuartige Siliciumdioxidnanokügelchen (KCC-1) mit großer spezifischer Oberfläche (siehe Bild) haben weitere interessante physikalische Eigenschaften wie eine fasrige Oberflächenbeschaffenheit sowie hohe thermische (bis 950 °C), hydrothermische und mechanische Beständigkeit.

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