By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Research findings on Nanosheets are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Huainan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Sheet-like precursors of Co3O4 and Ag/Co3O4 composites with different Ag contents were synthesized with assistance of triethylamine via a hydrothermal process. The final samples were fabricated by calcing each precursor at 400 A degrees C. The as-prepared samples were identified and characterized by thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and field emission scanning electron microscopy, respectively."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Huainan Normal University, "The Co3O4 and Ag/Co3O4 composite samples were used as electrocatalysts modified on a glassy carbon electrode for p-nitrophenol reduction in a basic solution. The electrocatalytic results indicated that all the samples showed enhanced electrocatalytic performance for p-nitrophenol by comparing a bare glass carbon electrode, and p-nitrophenol could be reduced by Co3O4 at a high peak current but a rather higher peak potential but be reduced effectively by Ag/Co3O4 composites at lower potential."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Ag/Co3O4 composites with 4 % Ag displayed the highest electrocatalytic activity."
For more information on this research see: Synthesis of Hexagonal Co3O4 and Ag/Co3O4 Composite Nanosheets and their Electrocatalytic Performances. Journal of Cluster Science, 2013;24(4):1001-1010. Journal of Cluster Science can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Cluster Science - www.springerlink.com/content/1040-7278/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Pan, Huainan Normal Univ, Anhui Key Lab Low Temp Cofired Mat, Huainan 232001, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Li and Y.H. Chen (see also Nanosheets).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Huainan, Nanosheets, Nitrophenols, Nanotechnology, Nitro Compounds, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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