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Nanoparticulate PdZn as a novel catalyst for ZnO nanowire growth

Engels, V and Rachamim, A and Dalal, SH and Pfaendler, SML and Geng, J and Berenguer-Murcia, A and Flewitt, AJ and Wheatley, AEH (2010) Nanoparticulate PdZn as a novel catalyst for ZnO nanowire growth. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5. pp. 904-907. ISSN 1931-7573

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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 applications. © 2010 The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catalysis Chemical vapour deposition Nanoparticles Nanowires Zinc oxide
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:37
DOI: 10.1007/s11671-010-9567-4