Controlled synthesis of metal@fullerene nanoarchitectures for catalysis

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Nanomaterials and nanostructures play a very important role for applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the field of fabrication, such as information and techniques, energy sources, environments, health and medical treatments. It is extremely challenging to create structural organisation and even more at the nanoscale. Find new synthesis routes and assembly methods is crucial to obtain well-defined nanostructures. In this context the aim of the thesis is to create new nano-hybrid architectures based on the association of a carbon-based nanoparticles (fullerene and nanodiamonds) and metallic nanoparticles (platinum and ruthenium). The new materials are characterized by a large variety of techniques (XRD, XPS, TEM, HREM, WAXS, EXAFS) to fully understand the nature on their interactions. These materials, which could find a large number of applications, will be used as catalysts in the hydrogenation of p-CNB.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2015
Published: June 14, 2015
Pages: 91 - 94
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Catalysis
ISBN: 978-1-4987-4728-8