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Author Wu, Yuen, author.

Title Controlled synthesis of Pt-Ni bimetallic catalysts and study of their catalytic properties / Yuen Wu.

Published Berlin : Springer, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 111 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer theses
Springer theses.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Notes "Doctoral thesis accepted by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Controllable Synthesis of Water-soluble Pt-Ni Alloys and the Study of their Catalytic Properties -- The Study of a Strategy for Desigining a Concave Pt-Ni Alloy through Controlled Chemical Synthesis -- The Discovery of Nano Defect Effects and the Design of Trimetallic Pt-Ni@M Core-shell Catalysts -- The Synthesis Strategy of Au Modified Pt-Ni Trimetal Nanoframe Structure.
Summary This thesis focuses on the controlled synthesis of Pt-Ni bimetallic nanoparticles and the study of their catalytic properties. It discusses in detail the nucleation mechanism and the growth process of bimetallic systems, which is vital for a deeper understanding of the design of bimetallic catalysts. The author presents four pioneering studies: (1) syntheses of water-soluble octahedral, truncated octahedral, and cubic Pt-Ni nanocrystals and the study of their structure-activity relationship in model hydrogenation reactions; (2) a strategy for designing a concave Pt-Ni alloy using controllable chemical etching; (3) defect-dominated shape recovery of nanocrystals, which is a new synthesis strategy for trimetallic catalysts; (4) a sophisticated construction of Au islands on Pt-Ni, which is an ideal trimetallic nanoframe catalyst. This thesis inspires researchers working in materials, catalysis as well as other interdisciplinary areas.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Metal catalysts -- Synthesis.
Platinum alloys.
Nickel alloys.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783662498477 (electronic bk.)
3662498472 (electronic bk.)
9783662498453 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-662-49847-7