Cargo-delivering nanodiamonds

Basem Moosa, Niveen M. Khashab

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More than 50 years ago, nanodiamonds (NDs) were first discovered in Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), where they were produced by detonation reaction of carbon-based explosives. They remained essentially unknown to the rest of the world, for many reasons including security and the lack of industrial interests, until the end of the 1980s. A number of important discoveries in the late 1990s led to a wide interest in these nanoparticles (Figure 23.1). By then, mass production of NDs had already started in different countries (Osawa 2010).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781482252699
StatePublished - Jul 10 2020


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