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Keywords:

  • chemical vapor deposition;
  • copper;
  • microplasma;
  • nanoparticles;
  • nickel
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Vapor-sized: In a plasma-based route to multimetallic nanoparticles (NPs), vapor mixtures of organometallic compounds are dissociated in an atmospheric-pressure microplasma (see picture). The size and composition of the particles is controlled by the relative vapor concentrations of the precursors.