Hot Highlight: Alloying and phase segregation of gold-platinum nanoparticles

Gold-platinum nanoparticles: alloying and phase segregation This report by Chuan-Jian Zhong and co-workers at the State University of New York at Binghamton highlights recent insights into the nanoscale phase properties of gold-platinum (AuPt) nanoparticles.  The alloying and phase-segregation of supported AuPt nanoparticles depend on a combination of size, composition, and preparation parameters.  This system serves as an example to shine a light on the importance of changes in physical and chemical properties in which nanoscale multimetallic materials may differ from their bulk counterparts.

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Gold-platinum nanoparticles: alloying and phase segregation
Bridgid Nekesa Wanjala, Jin Luo, Bin Fang, Derrick Mott and Chuan-Jian Zhong
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02682D, Highlight

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