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Highly uniform, spherical porous palladium nanostructures (SPPNs) with rough surfaces were prepared by a facile and rapid ultrasound assisted reduction. The synthesis involves sonicating a solution of K(2)PdCl(4) and ascorbic acid for only 7 min at 40 °C without any additives. The products are isolated structures with a narrow size distribution, and their(More)
The current problem of the still relatively low energy densities of supercapacitors can be effectively addressed by designing electrodes hierarchically on micro- and nanoscale. Herein, we report the synthesis of hierarchically porous, nanosheet covered submicrometer tube forests on Ni foam. Chemical deposition and thermal treatment result in homogeneous(More)
Hierarchically porous yet densely packed MnO2 microspheres doped with Fe3O4 nanoparticles are synthesized via a one-step and low-cost ultrasound assisted method. The scalable synthesis is based on Fe(2+) and ultrasound assisted nucleation and growth at a constant temperature in a range of 25-70 °C. Single-crystalline Fe3O4 particles of 3-5 nm in diameter(More)
Improving the solubility of conductive polymers to facilitate processing usually decreases their conductivity, and they suffer from poor cycling stability due to swelling-shrinking during charging cycles. We circumvent these problems with a novel preparation method for nitrogen-doped graphene (NG) enhanced polyacrylic acid/polyaniline (NG-PAA/PANI)(More)
Dendritic Ag/Au bimetallic nanostructures have been synthesized via a galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) of Ag dendrites in a chlorauric acid (HAuCl4) solution. After short periods of time, one obtains structures with protruding flakes; these will mature into very porous structures with little Ag left over. The morphological, compositional, and crystal(More)
We report the synthesis of highly catalytic spherical carbon composite particles with Au-Pd bimetallic nanoparticle doping using a microwave-assisted technique that allows control over the location of the nanoparticles (NPs), putting them into stable interior, but still near-surface locations (within a 100 nm thick shell). First, composite particles with Pd(More)
Template-free chemical growth on Ni foam and thermal treatment results in homogeneous FeCo2O4 submicron-tube arrays which serve as binder-free electrodes with high capacitance, rate-capability and cycling-stability owing to FeCo2O4 conductivity, high porosity, and strong bonding between tubes and Ni foam, all allowing even symmetric devices to have superior(More)
In characterization of metal nanoparticle doped spherical composites, the two-dimensional nature of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images leads to ambiguities about the true location of the nanoparticles. Walking-in of simulated projections in comparison with actual TEM images leads to quantitative results such as location-dependent particle sizes(More)
The wetting characteristic of a metal surface can be controlled by employing different coating materials and external stimuli, however, layer number (n) modulated surface swapping between hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity in a multilayer structure to achieve prolonged anti-corrosion ability was not taken into consideration. In this study, we proposed a(More)
Platinum-cobalt bimetallic structures have been synthesized in high yield via a galvanic replacement of Co dendrites in an aqueous K(2)PtCl(6) solution at room temperature. Increasing the K(2)PtCl(6) concentration results in different surface morphologies. Starting from furry coatings, a higher Pt/Co ratio leads to very rough surfaces built with upright(More)