2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 5. Marquis Intl. Symp. / New and Advanced Materials and Technologies

Editors:Kongoli F, Marquis F, Chikhradze N
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:590 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    HRTEM Characterization of Platinum Nanoparticles Deposited on Various Novel Nanocarbons using Coaxial Arc Plasma Deposition and Nanocarbon Supports

    Kunichi Miyazawa1; Masaru Yoshitake1; Yumi Tanaka1;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 160
    Topic: 43


    Carbon is an indispensable material for the support of platinum (Pt) catalysts of polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphite nanoplatelets have been recognized as promising new Pt carbon supports for their superior electrical, mechanical and surface properties. Recently, the coaxial arc plasma deposition (CAPD) method has attracted rising attention in preparing metal nanoparticles (NPs), since it is a simple dry process that can directly deposit metal NPs on substrates in vacuum, and the research to prepare Pt NPs on the above novel nanocarbons has been actively performed for the development of fuel cells. Using CAPD, we deposited Pt NPs on the various nanocarbon substrates, and the structure of the Pt NPs and nanocarbon substrates has been analyzed in atomic scale by use of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) coupled with electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Deposition of Pt NPs on fullerene nanowhiskers also has been conducted to demonstrate the strong applicability of CAPD even for such molecular crystals composed of fullerene molecules bonded via weak van der Waals bonding forces.


    Energy; Nanomaterials; New and advanced materials; New and advanced technology;


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    Miyazawa K, Yoshitake M, Tanaka Y. (2017). HRTEM Characterization of Platinum Nanoparticles Deposited on Various Novel Nanocarbons using Coaxial Arc Plasma Deposition and Nanocarbon Supports. In Kongoli F, Marquis F, Chikhradze N (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 5. Marquis Intl. Symp. / New and Advanced Materials and Technologies (pp. 204-217). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach