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Nanoparticulate PdZn as a Novel Catalyst for ZnO Nanowire Growth.

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Engels, Volker 
Rachamim, Aron 
Dalal, Sharvari H 
Pfaendler, Sieglindeml 
Geng, Junfeng 


ZnO nanowires have been grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) using PdZn bimetallic nanoparticles to catalyse the process. Nanocatalyst particles with mean particle diameters of 2.6 ± 0.3 nm were shown to catalyse the growth process, displaying activities that compare well with those reported for sputtered systems. Since nanowire diameters are linked to catalyst morphology, the size-control we are able to exhibit during particle preparation represents an advantage over existing approaches in terms of controlling nanowire dimensions, which is necessary in order to utilize the nanowires for catalytic or electrical applications.(See supplementary material 1).



Catalysis, Chemical vapour deposition, Nanoparticles, Nanowires, Zinc oxide

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Nanoscale Res Lett

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC