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Inorganic materials

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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…
18 July 2019
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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 [email protected]–Pd alloy core–shell bimetallic nanorods with exotic multifaceted geometries…
18 July 2019
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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…
18 July 2019
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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…
18 July 2019
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Highly Selective Continuous Flow Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde to Cinnamyl Alcohol in a Pt/SiO2 Coated Tube Reactor

Bai, Yang; Cherkasov, Nikolay; Huband, Steven; Walker, David; Walton, Richard; Rebrov, Evgeny;

A novel continuous flow process for selective hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated aldehyde (cinnamaldehyde, CAL) to the unsaturated alcohol (cinnamyl alcohol, COL) has been reported in a tube reactor coated with a Pt/SiO2 catalyst. A 90% selectivity towards the unsaturated alcohol was obtained at the aldehyde conversion of 98.8%. This is…
12 March 2019
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Precursor non-stoichiometry to enable improved CH3NH3PbBr3 nanocrystal LED performance

Chandran, Bevita K.; Veldhuis, Sjoerd A.; Chin, Xin Yu; Bruno, Annalisa; Yantara, Natalia; Chen, Xiaodong; Mhaisalkar, Subodh

High photoluminescence quantum yields and narrow emission wavelengths, combined with low temperature solution processing, make CH3NH3PbBr3 nanocrystals (NCs) favorable candidates for light-emitting applications. Herein, we describe the synthesis of CH3NH3PbBr3 NC inks by a convenient room-temperature ligand assisted reprecipitation protocol. We further investigate the effect of modulation of the…
12 March 2019
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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