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Title: Mechanistic study of shape-anisotropic nanomaterials synthesized via spontaneous galvanic displacement

Among the broad portfolio of preparations for nanoscale materials, spontaneous galvanic displacement (SGD) is emerging as an important technology because it is capable of creating functional nanomaterials that cannot be obtained through other routes and may be used to thrift precious metals used in a broad range of applications including catalysis. With advances resulting from increased understanding of the SGD process, materials that significantly improve efficiency and potentially enable widespread adoption of next generation technologies can be synthesized. In this work, PtAg nanotubes synthesized via displacement of Ag nanowires by Pt were used as a model system to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of SGD. Furthermore, characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), and atom probe tomography (APT) indicates nanotubes are formed as Ag is oxidized first from the surface and then from the center of the nanowire, with Pt deposition forming a rough, heterogeneous surface on the PtAg nanotube.
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  1. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  4. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 43; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-7447
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); NREL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; spontaneous galvanic displacement; nanotubes; synthesis
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