Nanoparticles pp 121-143 | Cite as

Supported Nanoparticles

  • Tamara M. EggenhuisenEmail author
  • Petra E. de Jongh


A collection of free standing individual nanoparticles is difficult to handle. Hence, in functional applications nanoparticles are often stabilized by deposition in a nanoporous scaffold, which provides mechanical strength and chemical- and sinter-resistance, while preserving their accessibility. A range of deposition strategies, such as solution impregnation and melt infiltration, is available for supported nanoparticle preparation. Standard solid state characterization techniques provide structural information, while a few specific techniques are able to measure for instance the size distribution and location of the supported nanoparticles. Common applications of these nanostructured materials include catalysis, gas separation and storage, and energy storage and conversion.


Surface Group Metal Hydride Metal Organic Framework Nanoporous Material Porous Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials ScienceUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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