Microfluidic size selective growth of palladium nano-particles on carbon nano-onionsFaizah Md Yasin, Ramiz A. Boulos, Boon Yong Hong, Andrew Cornejo, K. Swaminathan Iyer, Lizhen Gao, Hui Tong Chua, Colin L. Raston
- Chemical Communications, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
- DOI: 10.1039/c2cc35017c
Size selective growth of palladium nanoparticles on carbon nano-onions
What is it about?
We have first of all been able to extensively purify carbon nano onions (better than 98%) that stemmed from the catalytic cracking of methane. And then, through a green chemistry matrix, we are able to convincingly decorate palladium nanoparticles on the pristine carbon nano onions.
Why is it important?
This is the first account of the promising applications of sizable amount of pristine carbon nano onions, in terms of nanoparticle decorations.