Raney Pd and Rh fine particles were prepared from decagonal Al75Pd25 and Al9Rh2 with an Al9Co2-type structure, respectively, by leaching with NaOH aqueous solution. The atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs) for the Raney Pd and Rh fine particles indicate structural features similar to an fcc structure, suggesting atomic rearrangement toward the closest packing of constituents during the leaching process. Transmission electron micrographs indicate that Raney Pd and Rh are aggregates of fcc-structured nano-crystallites with a diameter of 5-6 nm.
- high-energy X-ray diffraction
- Raney alloy