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Reports from Nanjing University Add New Data to Findings in Alloys (Electrodeposition of Cu-Pd alloys onto electrophoretic deposited carbon nanotubes...

July 4, 2014



Reports from Nanjing University Add New Data to Findings in Alloys (Electrodeposition of Cu-Pd alloys onto electrophoretic deposited carbon nanotubes for nitrate electroreduction)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Alloys. According to news originating from Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Copper-palladium (Cu-Pd) alloys have been electrodeposited onto carbon nanotubes, which were uniformly and stably deposited on Ti plates via electrophoretic deposition. Electrodes with a wide range of Cu/Pd atomic ratios were fabricated by potentiostatic coelectrodeposition of Cu and Pd onto Ti/CNTs."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Nanjing University, "They were characterized by energy-dispersive X-ray analyzer, X-ray diffraction and tested for nitrate electroreduction. The electrode deposited in bath with 5 mM Cu2+ and 5 mM Pd2+ (Ti/CNTs/Cu5-Pd5) possessed outstanding stability as well as the highest electrocatalytic activity with the best nitrate conversion yield and proper N-2 selectivity, indicating a synergistic effect of Cu and Pd. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy analysis of Ti/CNTs/Cu5-Pd5 and Ti/Cu5-Pd5 revealed that CNTs played a remarkable role in the homogeneous formation of the bimetal, significantly improving the alloy's electrocatalytic activity and stability."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The fabricated Ti/CNTs/Cu5-Pd5 was proved to be a promising electrode for nitrate electroreduction."

For more information on this research see: Electrodeposition of Cu-Pd alloys onto electrophoretic deposited carbon nanotubes for nitrate electroreduction. Applied Surface Science, 2014;308():113-120. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Q. Zhang, Nanjing University, Sch Environm, State Key Lab Pollut Control & Resource Reuse, Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Ding, H. Cui, J.P. Zhai, Z.B. Wei and Q. Li (see also Alloys).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Alloys, Jiangsu, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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