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Effects of carbon nanotube functionalization on the agglomeration and sintering of supported Pd nanoparticles

  • Róbert Puskás
  • Ákos Kukovecz
  • Zoltán Kónya


The size of carbon nanotube supported Pd and PdO nanoparticles was investigated on oxidatively functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes. All samples were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The average particle diameter calculated from TEM image analysis was found to be inversely proportional with the duration of the oxidation in nitric acid. Crystallite sizes determined from XRD patterns confirmed this general tendency.


Carbon nanotube Functionalization Palladium nanoparticle Size dependence 



The financial support of the TÁMOP-4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0047 and TÁMOP-4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0060 projects is acknowledged. The authors thank Gábor Pótári and Albert Oszkó for the XPS measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Róbert Puskás
    • 1
  • Ákos Kukovecz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zoltán Kónya
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied and Environmental ChemistryUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.MTA-SZTE “Lendület” Porous Nanocomposites Research GroupSzegedHungary
  3. 3.MTA-SZTE Reaction Kinetics and Surface Chemistry Research GroupSzegedHungary

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