Electrodeposition of Pd nanowires and nanorods on carbon nanoparticles

Stoyan Bliznakov, Miomir Vukmirovic, Eli Sutter, Radoslav Adzic

Abstract


We report on the method for synthesizing palladium nanowires and nanorods involving the electrodeposition on oxidized amorphous carbon nanoparticles from chloride containing solutions. The effect of the deposition overpotential and the concentration of palladium ions on the morphology of the Pd electrodeposits have been established. Palladium grows predominately in the shape of nanowires if electrodeposited at potentials in the H underpotential deposition potential (UPD) range, where chloride ions are adsorbed only at the edges of nucleated monolayer-thick clusters on the carbon surface. The effect of the concentration of palladium ions on deposits’ morphology is also discussed. The mechanism of electrodeposition of Pd nanowires and nanorods in the H UPD potential range has been proposed.

Keywords


Pd electrodeposition on carbon; Pd nanowires; Pd nanorods; surfactant-mediated 1D growth; Pt monolayer electrocatalysts

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