Nanoporous metals by dealloying multicomponent metallic glasses

Jinshan Yu, Yi Ding, Caixia Xu, Akihisa Inoue, Toshio Sakurai, Mingwei Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4548-4550
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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