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Studies from Graduate School of Engineering Have Provided New Information about Nanoparticles (Allophane-Pt nanocomposite: Synthesis and MO...

August 15, 2014



Studies from Graduate School of Engineering Have Provided New Information about Nanoparticles (Allophane-Pt nanocomposite: Synthesis and MO simulation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news reporting originating in Nagoya, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Allophane nanoparticles were synthesized through a hydrothermal treatment of precursor with Si/Al molar ratio of 0.75 at 100 degrees C for 48 h and characterized by using field emission scanning electron microscopy, pore-size distribution based on the Cranston-Inkley method, Si-29 and (27)AI magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray diffractometry, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Graduate School of Engineering, "It is demonstrated that the synthetic allophane nanoparticle leads to a novel allophane-Pt nanocomposite with the metal particle size of similar to 2 nm and narrow size distribution. The synthetic allophane particles promote the reduction of K2PtCl4 to Pt-0 and act as a support substratum."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The molecular orbital computer simulation was performed to provide insight into the structure and stability of Pt nanoparticles during complexation by the functional (OH)Al(OH2) groups on the wall perforations of the synthetic allophane."

For more information on this research see: Allophane-Pt nanocomposite: Synthesis and MO simulation. Applied Clay Science, 2014;95():191-196. Applied Clay Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Clay Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/503322)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Arakawa, Toyota Technol Inst, Grad Sch Engn, Tempaku Ku, Nagoya, Aichi 4688511, Japan. Additional authors for this research include Y. Matsuura and M. Okamoto (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Nagoya, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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