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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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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
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:34
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 07:51
DOI: 10.1007/s11671-010-9567-4