Plasma nitriding induced growth of Pt-nanowire arrays as high performance electrocatalysts for fuel cells

@inproceedings{Du2014PlasmaNI,
  title={Plasma nitriding induced growth of Pt-nanowire arrays as high performance electrocatalysts for fuel cells},
  author={Shangfeng Du and Kaijie Lin and Sairam K. Malladi and Yaxiang Lu and Shuhui Sun and Qiang Xu and Robert Steinberger-Wilckens and Hanshan Dong},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2014}
}
In this work, we demonstrate an innovative approach, combing a novel active screen plasma (ASP) technique with green chemical synthesis, for a direct fabrication of uniform Pt nanowire arrays on large-area supports. The ASP treatment enables in-situ N-doping and surface modification to the support surface, significantly promoting the uniform growth of tiny Pt nuclei which directs the growth of ultrathin single-crystal Pt nanowire (2.5-3 nm in diameter) arrays, forming a three-dimensional (3D… CONTINUE READING