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Gas Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Properties, Developments and Applications

  • Sergio D’Addato
  • Yves Huttel

Keywords: Nanoparticles, Gas Phase Synthesis, Properties of Nanoparticles

Gas phase synthesis of nanoparticles (NPs) is attracting considerable attention in the scientific community due to its peculiar characteristics that make it particularly well suited for fundamental studies [1]. Since its early development in the 1990s when this bottom-up synthesis method was used to generate beams of clusters in vacuum and ultra-high vacuum, this technology and its variants have been used for the generation of bigger nanoparticles. Nanoparticles (NP) sources, also known as Ion Cluster Sources or Gas Aggregation Sources (GAS), are being used by an increasing number of research groups as well as in a number of industrial applications. GAS represent an interesting alternative to chemical methods where a “fine tuning” of NP properties is required. Physical synthesis can be single-step and ligand-free, and these characteristics can result in a more accurate analysis of the NP structure and of their electronic, optical and magnetic behavior. This minicolloquium follows the successful minicolloquium held at CMD-GEFES Conference in 2020 and the CMD one-day online event organized by IOP in September 2021. It will focus on the Growth/Fabrication, Theoretical aspects, Characterization and applications of NPs obtained using physical synthesis techniques, like for instance gas-phase synthesis, physical vapour deposition, pulsed laser ablation and others.


[1] Y. Huttel (ed.), « Gas Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles », 2017, Wiley-VCH

Key dates

Early registration deadline:

5 June 2022

Registration deadline:

21 July 2022


The programme is complemented by a large physics and physics instrumentation exhibition proposed by the conference’s partners. If you wish to exhibit at this conference, you can find more information here.

Jointly organised by the EPS and IOP