Paper accepted in Adsorption
Our paper "Effects of carbon nanotube functionalization on the agglomeration and sintering of supported Pd nanoparticles" by Robert Puskás et al. was accepted for publication in Adsorption today. Robert has done a nice thorough investigation on the influence of nitric acid treatment of MWCNTs on the palladium nanoparticle size. The average particle diameter calculated from TEM image analysis was found to be inversely proportional with the duration of the oxidation in nitric acid. Crystallite sizes determined from XRD patterns confirmed this general tendency. These results are expected be useful in improving the reproducibility of carbon nanotube based heterogeneous catalysts. Moreover, the findings will also help us in designing the pore wall chemistry of our porous nano composite materials.
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Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.