Masters Theses

Author

Guoqiang Ren

Keywords and Phrases

Carbon nanotubes; Temperature induced restructuring

Abstract

"A study on the synthesis of Pd-Pt alloy nanoparticles and composition evolution of the alloys was reported. The synthesis followed a hot organometallic route, with Pd and Pt acetylacetonate as the metal precursors and trioctylphosphine as the solvent. The size of the Pd-Pt nanoparticles narrowed down with time and reached a final size of 3.5 nm in about 10 min. The alloy compositions evolved with time and reached the preset Pd to Pt ratio of precursors in 120 min. An atomic exchange process between the Pt-TOP complex and the Pd atoms at the nanoparticle surface was proposed to elucidate this synthesis process"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Xing, Yangchuan

Committee Member(s)

Ludlow, Douglas K.
Miller, F. Scott, 1956-

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Synthesis and composition evolution of bimetallic Pd-Pt alloy nanoparticles
  • Deposition of metallic nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes via a fast evaporation process

Pagination

vii, 58 pages

Rights

© 2007 Guoqiang Ren, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nanoparticles
Nanostructured materials -- Design
Nanotechnology
Palladium
Platinum

Thesis Number

T 9239

Print OCLC #

236166042

Electronic OCLC #

779492087

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