Florida in the Area of Nanotechnology Described -->
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Nanotechnology is now available. According to news reporting originating from Orlando, Florida, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "One of the technologically most important requirements for the application of supported metal nanoparticles (NPs) to the field of heterogeneous catalysis is the achievement of thermally and chemically stable systems under reaction conditions. For this purpose, a thorough understanding of the different pathways underlying coarsening phenomena is needed."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Central Florida, "In particular, in depth knowledge must be achieved on the role of the NP synthesis method, geometrical features of the NPs (size and shape), initial NP dispersion on the support (interparticle distance), support pre-treatment (affecting its morphology and chemical state), and reaction environment (gaseous or liquid medium, pressure, temperature). This study provides examples of the stability and sintering behavior of nanoscale systems monitored ex situ, in situ, and under operando conditions via transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, and X-ray absorption fine-structure spectroscopy. Experimental data corresponding to physical-vapor-deposited and micelle-synthesized metal (Pt, Au) NPs supported on TiO2, SiO2 and Al2O3 will be used to illustrate Ostwald-ripening and diffusion coalescence processes."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In addition, the role of the annealing environment (H-2, O-2, water vapor) on the stability of NPs will be discussed."
For more information on this research see: Towards the Understanding of Sintering Phenomena at the Nanoscale: Geometric and Environmental Effects. Topics in Catalysis, 2013;56(15-17):1542-1559. Topics in Catalysis can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Topics in Catalysis - www.springerlink.com/content/1022-5528/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting F. Behafarid, University of Central Florida, Dept. of Phys, Orlando, FL 32816, United States (see also technology.html">Nanotechnology).
Keywords for this news article include: Orlando, Florida, Nanoscale, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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