Nafion has been frequently used for the synthesis of nanoparticles by taking advantage of its so-called cluster-network structure. Unexpectedly, the synthesis of AgNPs inside Nafion 117 was found to produce NPs organization, resulting in a regular pattern that could reveal the real morphology of the polymer.
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