UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering


UCL CNIE article has just been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

17 November 2021

Pan Nid

A new article by Panagiotis Trogadas and Nidhi Kapil entitled “Rapid synthesis of supported single metal nanoparticles and effective removal of stabilizing ligands” has just been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and can be viewed here.

It showcases the effectiveness of an underestimated technique, electrospraying, on the rapid and controlled synthesis (< 30 min) of single metal nanoparticles. This synthesis method is demonstrated for the production of Ag and Au nanoparticles, which are incorporated onto carbonaceous and non-carbonaceous supports. The nanoparticle size depends on the internal diameter of the spraying nozzle, as the larger the nozzle diameter, the larger the produced particle size. This is very useful for materials chemistry, since it allows the production of nanoparticles with a desired size, tailored to the application.

This research at UCL Centre for Nature-Inspired Engineering (CNIE) with Marc-Olivier Coppens was conducted in collaboration with the UCL Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL), Gyen Angel and Dan Brett, and the Electrochemical Energy, Catalysis and Materials Science Laboratory at TU Berlin, Stefanie Kühl and Peter Strasser.

Citation with link: P. Trogadas, N. Kapil, G.M.A. Angel, S. Kühl, P. Strasser, D.J.L. Brett and M.-O. Coppens J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, Advance Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TA06032E