Inorganic materials

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5 nm Ordered Structures Self-Assembled by C2-Symmetric Hybrids with Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane and Hexa-peri-Hexabenzocoronene.

Zhang, Wei; Pan, Hongbing; Lyu, Xiaolin; Gu, Kehua; Xiao, Anqi; Shen, Zhihao; Fan, Xing-he

Hybrids consisting of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) with a dumbbell topology and C2 symmetry were designed and synthesized. They self-assemble into 5 nm ordered structures. In particular, the increased steric effect with increasing POSS units stabilizes a square columnar phase (Colsqu) which is important in nanotemplating. These…
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Partial Transformation of Imogolite by Decylphosphonic Acid Yields an Interface Active Composite Material

Lange, Tobias; Charpentier, Thibault; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Charton, Sophie; Testard, Fabienne; Thill, Antoine

The phosphonic acid moiety is commonly used as an anchoring group for the surface modification of imogolite. However, the impact of the reaction on its structure has never been clearly analyzed before. We study the reaction of imogolite and decylphosphonic acid by combining infrared spectroscopy, X-ray scattering, scanning electron microscopy,…
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Residual Silver Remarkably Enhances Electrocatalytic Activity and Durability of Dealloyed Gold Nanosponge Particles

Li, Guangfang Grace; Lin, Ye; Wang, Hui

Percolation dealloying of multimetallic alloys entangles the selective dissolution of the less-noble elements with nanoscale restructuring of the more-noble components, resulting in the formation of spongelike, nanoporous architectures with a unique set of structural characteristics highly desirable for heterogeneous catalysis. Although the dealloyed nanoporous materials are compositionally…
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Multifaceted Gold–Palladium Bimetallic Nanorods and Their Geometric, Compositional, and Catalytic Tunabilities

Sun, Lichao; Zhang, Qingfeng; Li, Guangfang Grace; Villarreal, Esteban; Fu, Xiaoqi; Wang, Hui

Kinetically controlled, seed-mediated co-reduction provides a robust and versatile synthetic approach to multimetallic nanoparticles with precisely controlled geometries and compositions. Here, we demonstrate that single-crystalline cylindrical Au nanorods selectively transform into a series of structurally distinct Au@Au–Pd alloy core–shell bimetallic nanorods with exotic multifaceted geometries…
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Overcoming the Interfacial Lattice Mismatch: Geometry Control of Gold–Nickel Bimetallic Heteronanostructures

Li, Guangfang Grace; Blom, Douglas A.; Pandey, Shubham; Koch, Robert J.; Misture, Scott T.; Phillpot, Simon R.; Wang, Hui

Seed-mediated heteroepitaxial growth provides a versatile synthetic approach to a diverse set of geometrically distinct bimetallic heteronanostructures. In bimetallic nanocrystal systems, interfacial heteroepitaxial growth typically occurs between structurally similar metals with lattice mismatch below 5%, whereas controlled epitaxial growth of bimetallic nanocrystals comprising metals with…
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A vesicle-aggregation-assembly approach to highly ordered mesoporous γ-alumina microspheres with shifted double-diamond networks

Liu, Yang; Teng, Wei; Chen, Gang; Zhao, Zaiwang; Zhang, Wei; Kong, Biao; N. Hozzein, Wael; Abdulkareem Al-Khalaf, Areej; Deng, Yonghui; Zhao, Dongyuan

Alumina materials have widely been used in industrial fields, such as catalysis and adsorption. However, due to the fast sol–gel process and complicated crystalline-phase transformation, the synthesis of alumina materials with both highly ordered mesostructures and crystallized frameworks remains a great challenge. Herein, we report a novel vesicle-aggregation-assembly strategy to…
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Effects of calcination and activation conditions on ordered mesoporous carbon supported iron catalysts for production of lower olefins from synthesis gas

Oschatz, M.; Deelen, T. W. van; Weber, J. L.; Lamme, W. S.; Wang, G.; Goderis, B.; Verkinderen, O.; Dugulan, A. I.; Jong, K. P. de

Lower C2–C4 olefins are important commodity chemicals usually produced by steam cracking of naphtha or fluid catalytic cracking of vacuum gas oil. The Fischer–Tropsch synthesis of lower olefins (FTO) with iron-based catalysts uses synthesis gas as an alternative feedstock. Nanostructured carbon materials are widely applied as supports for the iron…
12 March 2019
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Contribution to Accurate Spherical Gold Nanoparticle Size Determination by Single-Particle Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry: A Comparison with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

Geertsen, Valérie; Barruet, Elodie; Gobeaux, Frédéric; Lacour, Jean-Luc; Taché, Olivier

Small-angle X-ray scattering spectroscopy (SAXS) is the method of choice for nanoparticle diameter and concentration determination. On the one hand, it is metrologically traceable for spherical nanoparticle mean diameter determination and does not require any sample preparation or calibration. On the other hand, single-particle inductively coupled mass spectrometry (SPICPMS) is…
12 March 2019
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Strengthening mechanisms in Fe-Al based ferritic low-density steels

Pramanik, Sudipta; Koppoju, Suresh; Anupama, A. V.; Sahoo, Balaram; Suwas, Satyam

Low-density steels with different aluminium contents have been investigated with an aim to examine the occurrence of different strengthening mechanisms leading to its higher strength. A composition corresponding to 6.8wt% aluminium has been studied to understand the underlying strengthening mechanisms. Different factors contributing to the strengthening mechanisms have been separately…
12 March 2019
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Monodisperse hollow silica spheres: An in-depth scattering analysis

Ruckdeschel, Pia; Dulle, Martin; Honold, Tobias; Förster, Stephan; Karg, Matthias; Retsch, Markus

Herein, we fabricate hollow silica nanoparticles with exceptionally narrow size distributions that inherently possess two distinct length scales—tens of nanometers with regards to the shell thickness, and hundreds of nanometers in regards to the total diameter. We characterize these structures using dynamic and static light scattering (DLS and SLS), small…
12 March 2019