Advanced electron microscopy in the study of multimetallic nanoparticles

Nabraj Bhattarai, Subarna Khanal, J. Jesus Velazquez-Salazar, Miguel Jose-Yacaman

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Metal nanoparticles have led to exciting progress in a versatile array of applications. For the purpose of better tailoring of nanoparticle activities and understanding the correlation between their structures and properties, control over the composition, shape, size, and morphology of multimetallic nanoparticles plays an important role on revealing their novel or enhanced functions for potential application. In this chapter, we give an overview of various chemical synthesis techniques, and advanced electron microscopy characterization techniques including Z-contrast imaging, microanalysis, tomography, geometrical phase analysis, and holography were used to provide an atomic-scale insight into the structure–properties of different materials: Au/Pd, Au/Co, Pt/Pd, Au/Cu, Ag/Pd/Pt, and Au/Cu/Pt nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Transmission Electron Microscopy
Subtitle of host publicationApplications to Nanomaterials
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783319151779
ISBN (Print)9783319151762
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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