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Cuprous oxide (Cu(2)O) nanoparticles dispersed on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) were prepared by reducing copper acetate supported on graphite oxide using diethylene glycol as both solvent and reducing agent. The Cu(2)O/RGO composite exhibits excellent catalytic activity and remarkable tolerance to methanol and CO in the oxygen reduction reaction.
Twinning has been recognized to be an important microstructural defect in nanoscale materials. Periodically twinned SiC nanowires were largely synthesized by the carbothermal reduction of a carbonaceous silica xerogel prepared from tetraethoxysilane and biphenyl with iron nitrate as an additive. The twinned β-SiC nanowires, with a hexagonal cross section, a… (More)
A carbon coated Co-SiC nanocomposite was fabricated via in situ pyrolysis of methane on a hierarchical Co3O4-SiC nanostructure, which was obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. By the reduction of methane, the Co3O4 was in situ converted to cobalt nanoparticles, and coated by carbon or filled in the CNTs. The as-prepared composite exhibits excellent microwave… (More)
Si3N4 nanowires prepared from the carbothermal reduction of carbonaceous silica xerogels with metal salt additives usually contain a small amount of nanotubes. This paper is devoted to the investigation of the formation mechanism of the Si3N4 nanowires. As-prepared samples heated at 1300 degrees C for different reaction times (1, 5, 10, and 30 h) were… (More)
Nanoditches from selective etching of periodically twinned SiC nanowires were employed to hinder the migration and coalescence of Pd nanoparticles supported on the nanowires, and thus to improve their catalytic stability for total combustion of methane. The results show that the etched Pd/SiC catalyst can keep the methane conversion of almost 100% while the… (More)
A novel C-Ni-SiC composite using sawtooth-like SiC as support and carbon as modified material was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis and thermochemical pyrolysis. As a supercapacitor electrode, it exhibits very high specific capacitance (1780 F g(-1)) and excellent cycling performance (>96% for 2500 cycles).
Novel silicon carbide nanostructures, beaded nanochains, are prepared from the carbothermal reduction of a carbonaceous silica xerogel with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and lanthanum nitrate as additives. The nanochains consist of a stem with a diameter of about 50 nm and uniform beads with diameters of 100–200 nm. It is demonstrated that the tensile… (More)
Carbon trees, quite different from those previously reported, have been produced by the catalytic chemical vapor deposition of toluene using ferrocene as the catalyst precursor. The influences of formation conditions such as catalyst mass, toluene flow rate, and reaction time on the tree growth and morphology have been investigated. The yield of carbon… (More)