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Title: SIMULTANEOUS SYNTHESIS AND SELF-ASSEMBLY OF INORGANIC NANOMATERIALS TOWARDS ACTIVE AND STABLE NANOCATALYSTS
Authors: ZHOU YAO
Keywords: Simultaneous synthesis and self-assembly, inorganic nanomaterials, nanocatalysts
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2016
Source: ZHOU YAO (2016-07-25). SIMULTANEOUS SYNTHESIS AND SELF-ASSEMBLY OF INORGANIC NANOMATERIALS TOWARDS ACTIVE AND STABLE NANOCATALYSTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The synthetic process in which the formation of nanoparticles and the self-assembly of those nanoparticles as building blocks are coupled together represents an efficient strategy towards stable nanostructures with relatively large geometric dimensions, well-defined shapes, structural hierarchicy and desirable porosities. In this dissertation, through employing appropriate soft/hard templates and controlling the reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, a series of novel physicochemical processes were developed to generate a wide variety of hierarchical 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures with complex chemical compositions, structural integrities and/or porosities, which were then evaluated as electrocatalysts, heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents. Based on the properties of their chemical compositions and potential applications, two types of inorganic nanostructures were obtained, including the noble metal-based nanostructures which could be employed as electrocatalysts and the Al-silicate-based hierarchical nanocomposites which could be used for preparation of supported nanocatalysts. The formation mechanisms underlying different processes are also well investigated.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132117
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