Structure and morphology of platinum nanoparticles with critical new issues of low- and high-index facets

Viet-Long Nguyen, Michitaka Ohtaki, Ngo Van Nong, Minh-Thi Cao, Masayuki Nogami

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In this paper, Pt nanoparticles were successfully prepared by modified polyol method using silver nitrate as an effective structure-modifying agent. The characterization of Pt nanoparticles was investigated by using UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high resolution (HR) TEM, and x-ray diffraction (XRD). The method of selected area electron diffraction (SEAD) was used to study the structure of Pt nanoparticles. The results showed that the as-prepared Pt nanoparticles exhibiting the complexity of surface structure and morphology could be used as efficient catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs).
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Pages (from-to)025005
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Nanoparticle
  • Structure
  • Morphology
  • Fuel cell

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