The synthesis of nanoporous palladium by electrochemically dealloying multicomponent Pd30Ni50P20 ribbons were produced by single-roller melt-spinning in vacuum which was introduced in detail elsewhere. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) demonstrated that the as-obtained ribbons are fully amorphous with a uniform structure and composition down to subnanoscale. The electrochemical dealloying process of the Pd30Ni50P20 metallic glass was monitored by the cross-sectional SEM micrographs. Nanoporous palladium with a rather uniform structure was obtained. It was observed that nanoporosity formation is mainly controlled by the dissolution process of the less noble Ni and P in the metallic glass system rather than by the surface diffusion of Pd in the acid during electrochemical dealloying.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Chemistry of Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jul 22|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry