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Nanoparticulate PdZn as a Novel Catalyst for ZnO Nanowire Growth

Engels, Volker and Rachamim, Aron and Dalal, Sharvari H. and Pfaendler, Sieglinde M. L. and Geng, Junfeng and Berenguer-Murcia, Angel and Flewitt, Andrew J. and Wheatley, Andrew E. H. (2010) Nanoparticulate PdZn as a Novel Catalyst for ZnO Nanowire Growth. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (5). pp. 904-907.

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Abstract

ZnO nanowires have been grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) using PdZn bimetallic nanoparticles to catalyse the process. Nanocatalyst particles with mean particle diameters of 2.6 ± 0.3 nm were shown to catalyse the growth process, displaying activities that compare well with those reported for sputtered systems. Since nanowire diameters are linked to catalyst morphology, the size-control we are able to exhibit during particle preparation represents an advantage over existing approaches in terms of controlling nanowire dimensions, which is necessary in order to utilize the nanowires for catalytic or electrical application

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Catalysis - Chemical vapour deposition - Nanoparticles - Nanowires - Zinc oxide
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9009
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 16:04
Last Modified:17 Aug 2010 16:04

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