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A Novel Method of Preparing Transition Metal Nanoparticles

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The hydrolysis behaviour of some Mg-rich compounds (Mg2Ni, Mg2Cu, Mg54Ag17 and Mg3Au) at room temperature has been systematically investigated. Ni, Cu, Ag and Au nanoparticles have successfully been prepared by the hydrolysis of these compounds. The Ni, Cu, Ag, and Au nanoparticles obtained by the hydrolysis method are close to spherical in shape with a particle size below 20 nm. A continuous skeleton of magnesium atoms could be the channel for the dissolution of Mg atoms in these Mg-rich compounds, which is helpful in the hydrolysis of these Mg-rich compounds. The hydrolysis of the Mg-rich compounds provides a new and relatively simple method for the production of transition metal nanoparticles.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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