Co–Cu nanoparticles: Synthesis by galvanic replacement and phase rearrangement during catalytic activation

The control of the phase distribution in multicomponent nanomaterials is critical to optimize their catalytic performance. In this direction, while impressive advances have been achieved in the past decade in the synthesis of multicomponent nanoparticles and nanocomposites, element rearrangement during catalyst activation has been frequently overseen. Here, we present a facile galvanic replacement-based procedure to synthesize Co@Cu nanoparticles with narrow size and composition distributions.

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Nafria, R.; Genç, A.; Ibáñez, M.; Arbiol, J.; de la Piscina, P. R.; Homs, N.; Cabot, A.

Publication date

Monday, February 15, 2016
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