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Method for producing inorganic sensor nanocomposites by in-situ synthesis

Methodologies for the chemical fabrication of nanocomposite materials for sensor and other applications, comprising ceramic matrix and embedded nanoparticles, including metals, oxides, chlorides and other clusters.

The methods achieve proper and absolute nanoparticle dispersion in the matrix, together with excellent control of the size, due to the in-situ character of the synthesis, in contrast to the physical mixing of nanomaterials and matrix, in which case agglomeration effects are present, for specific applications. The size of the embedded nanoparticles can be tuned from a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers by chemical conditions.

Processes are low cost and can be conveniently industrialised. Sensors based on refractive chemioptical alterations are formed by thin and thick film casting, spin coating or spaying and the like methods. Other applications of the materials are foreseen.

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