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Studies from CeNS Yield New Information about Nanoparticles (A 3D insight on the catalytic nanostructuration of few-layer graphene)

August 15, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news originating from Munich, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The catalytic cutting of few-layer graphene is nowadays a hot topic in materials research due to its potential applications in the catalysis field and the graphene nanoribbons fabrication. We show here a 3D analysis of the nanostructuration of few-layer graphene by iron-based nanoparticles under hydrogen flow."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from CeNS, "The nanoparticles located at the edges or attached to the steps on the FLG sheets create trenches and tunnels with orientations, lengths and morphologies defined by the crystallography and the topography of the carbon substrate. The cross-sectional analysis of the 3D volumes highlights the role of the active nanoparticle identity on the trench size and shape, with emphasis on the topographical stability of the basal planes within the resulting trenches and channels, no matter the obstacle encountered."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The actual study gives a deep insight on the impact of nanoparticles morphology and support topography on the 3D character of nanostructures built up by catalytic cutting."

For more information on this research see: A 3D insight on the catalytic nanostructuration of few-layer graphene. Nature Communications, 2014;5():25-32. Nature Communications can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Building, 4 Crinan St, London N1 9XW, England. (Nature Publishing Group -; Nature Communications -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from G. Melinte, LMU, Center NanoSci CeNS, D-81377 Munich, Germany. Additional authors for this research include I. Florea, S. Moldovan, I. Janowska, W. Baaziz, R. Arenal, A. Wisnet, C. Scheu, S. Begin-Colin, D. Begin, C. Pham-Huu and O. Ersen (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Munich, Europe, Germany, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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