Toward rational design of palladium nanoparticles with plasmonically enhanced catalytic performance

Anna Klinkova, Aftab Ahmed, Rachelle M. Choueiri, Jeffery R. Guest, Eugenia Kumacheva

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Abstract

Palladium is a plasmonic metal, however plasmonically mediated enhancement of catalytic performance of Pd nanoparticles is underexplored. We report plasmonically mediated enhancement of catalytic performance of Pd-based nanoparticles with different shapes and internal structure. We found that Pd-only nanoparticles with geometry promoting plasmonic light concentration show stronger effect on light-induced catalytic performance than hybrid Pd-based nanoparticles with a 'canonic' plasmonic metal (Au) core. Our findings pave the way for the design, synthesis and fabrication of Pd nanocatalysts with enhanced performance under visible light illumination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47907-47911
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number53
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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